Boxer Dingko passes away

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Boxer Dingko passes away

Friday, 11 June 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Asian Games Gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh, who inspired a generation of Indian pugilists with his swashbuckling ring craft and flamboyant personality, died on Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 42 and had been fighting the disease since 2017.  During his battle with cancer, the former bantamweight (54kg) boxer’s health woes were compounded by a bout of jaundice and Covid-19 last year. The Manipuri superstar, who won his maiden national title (sub-junior) as a 10-year-old, was among the first modern stars of Indian boxing with his Asian Games Gold and inspired the likes of six-time world champion M C Mary Kom among others.

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