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48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem

48th GRAND PRIX Boxing Tournament

Question: How many Gold Medals have India wonin the 48thGRAND PRIX Boxing Tournament2017 held at Usti-nad-Labem?
(a) 3
(b) 7
(c) 9
(d) 5
Answer- (d)
Related facts:

  • After the practice session in France (July 13-25, 2017), the Indian boxing team participated in the 48th Grand Prix championship held at Usti-nad-Labem , Czech Republic. (July 25-30, 2017)
  • India won 5 gold medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal in the championship.
  • Indian medalist (including weight class)
  • Gold medal
    1. Shiva Thapa, (60 kg)
    2. Manoj Kumar, (69kg.)
    3. Amit Fangal, (49-52 kg.)
    4. Gaurav Bidhuri, (56 kg)
    5. Satish Kumar, (+ 91kg.)
  • Silver medal
    1. Kavinder Singh Bisht, (52kg.)
    2. Manish Panwar, (81kg.)
  • Bronze medal
    1. Sumit Sangwan (91kg)

Reference:
http://boxingfederation.in/grand-prix-boxing-tournament/
http://www.czechboxing.cz/data/article/file/result-wednesday.pdf
http://www.czechboxing.cz/data/article/file/result-thursday.pdf
http://www.czechboxing.cz/data/article/file/result-friday.pdf

India to host World boxing championships

Hosting rights for 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships awarded to India for the first time

Question:On July 25th, 2017, hosting rights for 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships have been awarded to India for the first time. At which of the following places the championship will be held?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Kolkata
(d) Chennai
Answer- (a)
Related facts:

  • India will host the elite men’s World Championship in 2021 besides conducting the women’s World Championship for the second time.
  • Both the championships will be held in New Delhi.
  • On July 25th, 2017, announcement was made by AIBA at the end of its two-day executive committee meeting in Moscow.
  • The hosting rights for Women’s World Championships for 2018 and 2019 were awarded to Trabzon in Turkey and New Delhi respectively.
  • India had earlier hosted the women’s World Championship in 2006.
  • India will host the men’s world championship for the first time in 2021, while Men’s World Boxing Championships 2019 will be hosted by Russian city of Sochi.
  • Moscow will host the 2018 AIBA Congress.

Reference:
http://www.aiba.org/blog/aiba-executive-committee-meeting-moscow-addresses-key-developments-boxing-towards-tokyo-2020/
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/india-to-host-world-boxing-championships/article19361498.ece
http://aajtak.intoday.in/story/india-to-host-men-world-boxing-2021-women-world-boxing-championship-in-2018-1-943103.html

'Battle of Brisbane

WBO World Welterweight championship

Question: Who amongst the following won WBO welterweight title?
(a) Manny Pacquiao
(b) Timothy Bradley
(c) Jesse Verghese
(d) Jeff Horn
Answer- (d)
Related facts:

  • On July 2nd, 2017, professional boxer Jeff Horne won the title of WBO World Welterweight champion defeating 11-time World Champion Manny Pacciano.
  • Jeff Horn is also known by his nickname “The Hornet”.
  • Professional boxing world championship is organized by World Boxing Association (WBO).
  • Its headquartered is in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Reference:
http://www.wboboxing.com/07022017-manny-pacquiao-vs-jeff-horn/
http://www.wboboxing.com/pacquiao-vs-horn-results-winner-scorecard-recap-prize-money-split/
https://www.badlefthook.com/2017/7/2/15910018/pacquiao-vs-horn-results-jeff-horn-scores-shocking-controversial-upset
http://www.boxingscene.com/pacquiao-wants-fair-deal-competent-officials-horn-rematch–118153
http://www.wboboxing.com/07022017-manny-pacquiao-vs-jeff-horn/
http://www.wboboxing.com/pacquiao-vs-horn-results-winner-scorecard-recap-prize-money-split/
https://www.badlefthook.com/2017/7/2/15910018/pacquiao-vs-horn-results-jeff-horn-scores-shocking-controversial-upset
http://www.boxingscene.com/pacquiao-wants-fair-deal-competent-officials-horn-rematch–118153

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