Tokyo Olympians to be out of National Boxing Championships Boxing News – Times of India

New Delhi: None of the five boxers who competed in the Tokyo Olympics are likely to feature in the upcoming National Men’s Boxing Championships, also ruling them out of contention for next month’s World Championships in Serbia.
Amit Panghali (52 kg), Manish Kaushik (63 kg), Vikas Krishan (69 kg), Ashish Chowdhary (75 kg) and Satish Kumar (+91 kg) participated in the Tokyo Games. Everyone suffered in the opening round except for Satish, who lost in the quarters.
Of these, Vikas, Satish and Ashish are nursing injuries and have withdrawn their names. There is no word yet on what Amit and Manish will do, but a source said that they may also be ruled out of the tournament due to “lack of practice time”.
“They have opted out of the Nationals because they haven’t trained well since coming back from Tokyo. One or two may still consider it closer to the tournament, but In all likelihood they will not compete.” The boxers told PTI.
The national matches are to be held in Bellary, Karnataka from 15 September.
The Boxing Federation of India has said that only national championship gold winners will be included in the squad for the world event starting October 26 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Vikas is already out of contention due to a shoulder injury he suffered during the Olympics.
He underwent a surgery last month to fix a major breakdown and it will keep him out of the ring until November.
Satish also withdrew during the Olympics due to an infection caused by a cut above his eye.
“There was severe inflammation due to that infection and I have recently started recovering from it. I have started light training, but it will not be enough for the civilians,” Satish said.
Ashish is recovering from a wrist injury.
When contacted, he said, “The problem is in both my wrists and doctors have advised rest for the time being.”
The source said the boxers would have preferred the nationals to be held after the World Championships.
“Boxers would have preferred the nationals after the World Championships. There could have been just trials for the world. So many boxers feel they are struggling to stay at their preferred weight due to lack of training and less time. hands,” he said.
“I think only Haryana has been successful in organizing the state championship, rest are doing trials to select the team for the national,” he said.


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