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Sleepy Indian town aims to pack a punch at Olympics
An Indian amateur boxer prepares for a training session at the Bhiwani Boxing Club in Bhiwani, 76 miles west from New Delhi, India, on July 11.Manish Swarup / AP
The sleepy northern Indian town of Bhiwani is considered a mini Cuba, with dozens of boxers fighting it out hard in top national and international competitions. Vijender Singh, a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is the most famous name from here, having inspired a whole generation to take to the sport. India has sent its biggest ever boxing squad for the London Olympics, which consists of seven men and one woman.