Writing in his column for TOI, Manoj stated, “Indian boxing staff chosen for subsequent month’s Commonwealth Video games in Gold Coast appears matured sufficient to ship ‘greatest ever’ efficiency, which I believe is due to the worldwide publicity journeys and slight tweak within the coaching strategies.”
The staff consists of seasoned pugilists like MC Mary Kom, Manoj and Laisharam Devi (60-kg), together with younger weapons Naman Talwar (91-kg) and the unheralded Gaurav Solanki (52-kg).
“The staff appears balanced with a combination of younger and skilled all prepared to provide their greatest,” stated wrote Manoj, including, “The camaraderie between all is one thing to be famous and that has helped enhance confidence of coaches.
“Children like Amit Phangal and Hussam Mohammed are the rising stars, whereas Vikas Krishan and Satish Kumar have worldwide expertise whereas I’ve been to 2 Olympic Video games. Whereas the opposite boxers could be making their CWG debut, I wish to repeat my 2010 gold efficiency and going by the preparations it appears attainable,” he added.
The 31-year-old boxer picked Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Amit Phangal (46-49kg) as the highest medal prospects for India.
“I wouldn’t be stunned if our staff returns with greatest CWG efficiency. Throughout the current coaching and competitors tour to Bulgaria, Vikas and Amit confirmed they’re absolutely prepared by successful gold medals. As for me, I used to be little unwell and couldn’t Mwelase of South Africa emerged and went on to win gold. Earlier than the Video games we had by no means heard of Mwelase and that is one thing that each member ought to bear in mind,” stated Manoj.