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K. Shyam Kumar wins Gold at Thailand International Tournament

K. Shyam Kumar took gold in the men's Light Flyweight (49kg) category as Indian boxers finished their campaign at the Thailand International Tournament with two medals on Saturday.

Shyam was scheduled to take on reigning Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the final. But the Uzbek was forced to pull out of the bout due to an injury which handed the gold medal to the Indian. This is the second time Shyam has won gold in this tournament. He had earlier emerged champion in the 2015 edition of this event.

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Gennady Golovkin unifies World Middleweight title

Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin defeated American Daniel Jacobs by a unanimous decision in a 12-round bout at New York's Madison Square Garden, unifying the world middleweight title.

Golovkin, who entered the fight holding the World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) titles, took the World Boxing Association (WBA) title from Jacobs.

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AIBA and AFBC launch 2017 Year of Africa

AIBA launches the 2017 AIBA Year of Africa on 16 March in South Africa, a continent-wide programme with a direct reach of more than 750,000 people across 12 regional Hubs through initiatives including the HeadsUp Truck, AIBA’s new GlovesUp gateway into boxing and 4,835 certified course places, set to initiate a 250% increase in the number of certified Coaches, R&Js and technical staff and herald in a new era in which African boxing can thrive.

Conceived in collaboration with the African Boxing Confederation and to be implemented by the continent’s 54 National Federations, the 2017 Year of Africa has been imagined to bring education, empowerment and a lasting legacy for the region’s boxing at the start of the Tokyo 2020 Cycle. Through 12 principal Hubs of activity around the continent, AIBA and the AFBC will host workshops, certified courses and provide hands-on boxing experience to instigate a 250% increase in Africa’s pool of R&Js, coaches and technical staff. Through the development of new partnerships between AIBA, AFBC and the 54 National Federations, the project will provide a stronger framework for the administration of boxing in the region and, by engaging a new audience in the sport with the new GlovesUp course gateway, help to develop Africa’s future generations of boxing champions. 

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Pro Boxing India Championship to be launched in 2017

Indian boxing will soon join the professional league bandwagon with the first edition of the Pro Boxing India Championship (PBIC) scheduled to be held later this year.

Organised by Royal Sports Promotions in association with the Asian Boxing Council, the event will see participation from boxers from several countries.

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Red-hot Mumbai Challengers down Bengaluru Beast in 1st game of UBA Season 4 Finals

Mumbai Challengers blitzed Bengaluru Beast with a 110-95 win to take a 1-0 lead in the UBA Season 4 Championship series finals (best-of-3). The UBA Season 4 championship series is being played at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa from 10-16 March, 2017.

Mumbai Challengers arrived in the finals having finished with a 5-1 record in the league stages and having eliminated Punjab Steelers in the semi-finals. Bengaluru Beast had a 3-3 record in the regular season and they made it to the semi-finals after defeating Hyderabad Sky in the South Division play-in game. They swept Pune Peshwas in semi-finals to make it to the finals.

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