New Delhi, India, December 22, 2020: The Boxing Federation of India declared the “Avengers are back” following a nine-medal haul from their boxers at a World Cup meet in Germany.
“After a lull of close to 10 months, Indian Boxing makes a memorable come back with nine medals - three gold, two silver and four bronze - at the prestigious Cologne Boxing World Cup. Way to go guys!” said the BFI in a Facebook post.
The three gold medals came from Simranjeet Kaur (women’s 60kg), Manisha Moun (women’s 57kg) and Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (men’s 52kg).
The event featured boxers from the host nation Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine.
Indian boxers excelled at the Asia/Oceania qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020 held in Amman, Jordan in March, earning nine quota places from 13 weight categories – the same as Kazakhstan and the highest number of all countries and regions competing.