Joint up image of Shiva Thapa and Loveleena Borgohain

Assam boxers Shiva Thapa and Loveleena Borgohain are selected to represent the country in the national boxing team for the ensuing Asian Boxing Championship to be held at Thailand next month.

The championships are scheduled to be held in the Thai capital of Bangkok from April 19 to 28.

Shiva Thapa is on a high note having started the new season on a positive note with a silver medal at the GeeBee Tournament in Finland earlier this month.

Earlier, Thapa won medals in three previous editions of the Asian showpiece event – gold in 2013, bronze in 2015 and silver in 2017.

Before that, three boxers from Assam were also selected for camp India which was to be held at SAI Centre Bhopal. These boxers included Amisha Kumar Bharti, Saraswoti Bodo and Priyanka Bora.

Meanwhile, Manipur boxer M C Mary Kom has decided to give it a miss this time to focus on the world championships and Olympic qualification.


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