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Will turn to pro boxing only if I win at least one Olympic gold Manoj Kumar

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is three months away. And while a total of about 80 Indians across 10 sports have sealed a berth for the mega event, the search for India's second pugilist to qualify after Shiva Thapa is still on. The fragmentation of Boxing India hasn't helped things either and it has been evident in the performances of India's top-tier boxers.

Arjuna awardee Manoj Kumar though is upbeat about his chances of booking a ticket to Rio. Like Vikas Krishnan and Gaurav Bhiduri, Kumar too has limited time and events to make it happen. The 27-year-old pugilist is high on confidence after winning the gold medal in the light welterweight (64-kg) category at the Doha International Boxing Championship last year.

Currently in NCR due to his association with the first-ever Indian Fitness Festival (IFF), the Haryana boxer spoke with TOI Sports on a range of topics including his preparations for Rio, the lack of a parenting body and plans of turning Pro.

Source TOI

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