Manipur boxer Dingko Singh Credit: File image

Mumbai: Manipuri boxer Dingko Singh, who won the gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games at Bangkok and has been the inspiration for several pugilists including Mary Kom, showed his keenness for a biopic on his life.

While addressing media persons at a press conference organised by the Tata Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai on Thursday, Singh said: “I clearly don’t know whether the film will happen or not. But I feel that the the film should be made about how we have worked hard and reached to this level.”

The conference was also addressed by six-time women’s world champion and Manipuri boxer Mary Kom.

While informing the audience that he has returned to grooming a new generation of talent from his state, Singh said: “I have returned to coaching and I train about 100-150 students, including 25 girls. I am satisfied with the facilities there,” said the 40-year-old former boxer.

In early 2017, Singh was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. He had had to face a lot of constraints, including financial crisis, to battle the disease.

“I have had two births in this life. A lot has changed in my life. A lot of people were thinking about what will happen to me. I was in a dire situation but I fought that and I am back on my feet. I am completely clear and have stopped my medication also. I just have to go for half-yearly check-ups now,” he added.

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