Vijender Singh, Suranjoy Singh, Akhil Kumar, Dinesh Sangwan—the list of Indian boxers who have made a niche for themselves on the international scene in the last couple of years just keeps getting longer. Few doubt that this fighting art will be India’s biggest success story at the Commonwealth Games. It’s also the only sport where every single Indian athlete is a contender for gold, and with the backing of the home crowd, boxing will be the host country’s surest stab at glory.
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Text by Jacob Koshy; Graphic by Uttam Sharma
Illustration by Shyamal Banerjee/Mint