Two boys practice boxing at a Manipur training camp
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Youth in India's Manipur box their way out of obscurity

India's north-eastern state of Manipur has long been home to several insurgent groups which have clashed with the government forces for decades.

The longstanding insurgency has hampered the growth of the state on many levels, including sports.

But despite the atmosphere of tension, Manipur has produced several top boxers, including Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, who have successfully represented India at international level.

The BBC's Neha Sharma met some budding boxers to learn more about the challenges they face, and their ambitions for the future.

  • 08 Dec 2015
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