Vijender Singh

  • CWG 2014: Boxers Vijender, Devendro enter quarters Yesterday

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) continued his sublime form to enter the quarterfinals along with gritty youngster L Devendro Singh (49kg) in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. Vijender, a former Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 3-0 in a lopsided contest to make the last-eight...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar make bright starts in Glasgow 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar on Saturday made resounding start to their campaigns at the Commonwealth Games, winning their respective bouts with identical 3-0 scorelines. Vijender punched his way to the pre-quarterfinals with a unanimous verdict over Andrew Kometa of Kiribati in the 75kg bout while Manoj...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers' proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put to a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze,...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Analysing India's medal prospects 5 days ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games 2014 will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours with superstar sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica and middle- and long-distance king Mo Farah of England expected to set the Hampden Park Stadium...
  • Vijender Singh leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3. Eight men and three women have been selected in various weight categories by the Adhoc Committee Boxing. The contingent has reached the Scottish...
  • 'Fugly' collects Rs.2.95 crore on first day, director Kabir Sadanand happy June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Fugly', the acting debut of boxing champion Vijender Singh, managed to mint Rs.2.95 crore on its opening day, leaving director Kabir Sadanand happy. "Good 1st day for @FuglyTheFilm, domestic box office collection of 2.95 cr. So guys go out there and watch the film.. fight against the Ugly," Sadanand tweeted...
  • 'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring June 14, 2014

    Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba Director: Kabir Sadanand "Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai?" goes the title song of director Kabir Sadanand's muddled film. It's also a question you ask yourself repeatedly as you leave the cinema after a viewing, still baffled by the wildly inconsistent...
  • When will the immensely talented actor Jimmy Shergill get the acclaim that he deserves? June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Don't be fooled by his charming looks, his smooth creamy skin or his guileless grey eyes. The chocolate-boy demeanor of Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill becomes almost meaningless in the latest release 'Fugly', when he dons the avatar of a crooked, ruthless Haryanvi 'thulla' (cop) in Delhi. There is something...
  • 'Fugly' Tweet Review: Mohit Marwah is passive, Vijender Singh the film's surprise package June 13, 2014

    With a word as a title that most of us don't use in our schools, colleges and workplaces, the upcoming film 'Fugly' has already generated a healthy buzz around its release. With actors with illustrious backgrounds like, Mohit Marwah (nephew of Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor), Kiara Advani (grand daughter of...
  • 'Yeh Fugly Fugly Kya Hai': Decoding the five characters of the film June 12, 2014

    While the dictionary meaning of 'Fugly' is something which is very ugly or unattractive, Kabir Sadanand's directorial debut is the story of four friends whose life take a fugly turn. All the four characters are distinct but very much in sync with each other. The hard-hitting message at the...
  • Sonakshi Sinha took training in boxing from Vijender Singh for her role in 'Holiday' June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha had to sit for two hours to get her hair tied in a braid everytime she had to shoot for her role in the forthcoming actioner 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who has luscious locks, says she had always wanted to sport...
  • Boxer turned actor Vijender Singh visits Indore to promote his debut film 'Fugly' May 28, 2014

    Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, who is all set to make his Bollywood debut in upcoming film 'Fugly', feels acting is tough as boxing. Vijender, 28, was in Indore to promote the Kabir Sadanand directed comedy drama. "Both boxing and acting are tough. In both the fields you need to work...
  • Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar among 42 probables for CWG and Asian Games May 13, 2014

    Patiala: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and veteran Akhil Kumar made it to the 42-member core-group probables for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Asian Games in Incheon. The selection trials were held at the NIS under the supervision of the Ad-Hoc committee in presence of the selectors Mehtab Singh,...
  • Director Kabir Sadanad feels Jimmy Shergill will give 'a new shade to villainy' in the upcoming film 'Fugly' May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After playing a grey role in 'Tanu Weds Manu', actor Jimmy Shergill will now be seen playing an out-an-out negative role in Akshay Kumar's home production film 'Fugly'. "When I heard the narration, I could sense that the story was inspired from real life. It's an in your face kind...
  • I don't want to direct films, I am happy where I am: Akshay Kumar April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Action star Akshay Kumar is busy producing films, but says he has no interest in donning a director's hat in the future. He was present at the trailer launch of the film 'Fugly', which he has produced with Ashwini Yardi under their Grazing Goat Pictures banner. Asked if he ever plans...
  • 'Fugly' trailer: Boxer Vijender Singh, Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah make their film debut April 8, 2014

    Another sportsperson is all set to make his Bollywood debut. World boxing champion Vijender Singh makes his film debut in Kabir Sadanand's 'Fugly'. The film also features Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah in the lead role. The trailer of the film indicates a story of four happy-go-lucky youngsters and their...
  • Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Star boxer Vijender Singh urged the central government to step in and resolve the ongoing crisis in Indian boxing for betterment of the sport, here. "The country's boxing federation has been suspended by the International body. I would request our government to step forward and resolve the issue",...
  • I only care about boxing: Vijender Singh March 19, 2014

    The Olympic medallist says he is not supporting any particular group but hopes AIBA lifts the ban off Indian federation. ...
  • Vijender Singh feels that walking on the ramp is definitely easier than boxing March 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Boxing champion Vijender Singh walked the ramp for ace designer Archana Kochhar at ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 here today. "I loved this experience of walking the ramp. It was amazing. Walking the ramp is definitely easy than doing boxing," Vijender said. The Olympian pugilist, who is making his acting...
  • Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The continuing administrative logjam worsened into a full-fledged factional tug-of-war while Indian boxing's poster boy, Vijender Singh, found himself at the center of a devastating drug scandal in what was a thoroughly tumultuous year for the country's pugilists. Suspended internationally last year, the Indian Boxing Federation remained a pariah...
  • World Boxing Championships: Vikash, Sumit, Satish in quarters October 22, 2013

    Almaty, (Kazakhstan): Indian boxers continued to touch new highs at the World Championships here as three of them entered the quarter-finals on an all-win day to take the total number to an unprecedented five. Vikash Malik (60kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) joined Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar...
  • Down with viral but Vijender dominates World Championship opener October 17, 2013

    Almaty: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) gave a dominating performance despite being down with viral fever to thrash Sweden's Hampus Henriksson in his opening bout and enter the second round of the World Championships here Thursday. Vijender, who was the first Indian boxer to win a medal at the...
  • Vijender, Nanao in Indian team for World boxing Championships August 28, 2013

    Patiala: Vijender Singh (75kg) made a return to the Indian boxing team along with Thokchom Nanao Singh (49kg) as the selectors picked the team for the World Championships after a two-day trial here on Wednesday. There were hardly any surprises in the team, which will compete under the International Boxing...
  • Feeling good about my game but can do better: Vijender Singh August 28, 2013

    Patiala: "There was a little bit of pressure but I am relaxed now", said star boxer Vijender Singh as he dug from his wealth of experience to present a strong case for selection in the trials for the World Championships to be held from October 11 to 27. The 27-year-old, who...
  • Indian boxers set for World Championships trial August 26, 2013

    Patiala: One delay and many speculations later, Indian boxers will fight it out for a place in the national team for the World Championships when the three-day trials start here on Tuesday. With the Indian Boxing Federation suspended, they would not get to compete under the country's flag but the boxers...
  • Vijender Singh set to participate in World Championship trials August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Brushing aside speculations about his availability for the upcoming World Championship trials, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Monday returned to Patiala from a short leave and would be taking the ring on Tuesday to fight it out for a place in the team. "I had taken a short...
  • Indian boxers readying for ring without headgear July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after a decent showing at the Asian Championships, Indian boxers are back at training - and for the first time without headgear, at that, in preparation for the World Championships in October. The International Boxing Association - the world amateur boxing regulator - sought to introduce competitions...
  • Vijender Singh might try his hand in professional boxing May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is open to the idea of competing in professional boxing as he feels with the headguards going out of the equation in the amateur arena, the dividing line between the two formats has blurred considerably. The strapping six-footer, who was content being an amateur...