He took to boxing to stay away from "padhai likhai" and India's newest Asian champion Sanjeet's faith in his choice has paid off quite well as he revels in the glory of beating an Olympic medallist for the "biggest moment" of his decade-long career. During his reign as heavyweight champion of the world, no one was more feared than Mike Tyson, who obliterated opponents with ruthless efficiency. Seasoned Indian boxer Shiva Thapa 64kg secured his fifth successive medal at the Asian Championships by advancing to the semifinals after out-punching Kuwait's Nader Odah in the last-eight stage here on Tuesday. International Boxing Association President Umar Kremlev said that referees and judges, who "violate" AIBA rules, will be excluded for life as the world body pledged "zero tolerance" towards those not judging "fairly" ahead of the Asian Championships here. The event was to be held in India originally but the country lost the hosting rights after failing to pay the host fee last year.
The first proof of pugilism was found in Egypt and dates back to year 3, BC. For years and years, boxing continuously evolved and was first accepted as an Olympic sport in BC at the 23rd Olympiad in Olympia. Onomastos of Smyrna became the first Olympic boxing champion. More than 2, years later, boxing remains on the Olympic Games program.
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The championships was first held in Havana , Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. As of , weight classes for the men include: . Boldface denotes active amateur boxers and highest medal count among all boxers including these who not included in these tables per type. As of , weight classes for women are as follows: .