Boxer

  • Is Mary Kom India's greatest female athlete? 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom was the undisputed star of the day as she beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0 to improve on the bronze medal she won in the previous edition of the Games, where women boxers made their debut. ...
  • MC Mary Kom, a fighter both in the ring and off it September 2, 2014

    Imphal: Appearances can be deceptive. She may be shy and diminutive but she packs a mean punch. An Olympic bronze medallist and 5time world champion MC Mary Kom has singlehandedly taken women's boxing into the national consciousness. "I was fighting for 11 years but only a few people recognised me....
  • Exceeded my own expectations: CWG silver medallist Sarita August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Woman boxer Sarita Devi on Tuesday said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the justconcluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years. "I did better than my expectation because before the Commonwealth Games...
  • 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...
  • First Look: Sonakshi Sinha looks tough as a boxer in 'Holiday' February 20, 2014

    Sonakshi Sinha will let action speak louder than her words in her upcoming film 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who was seen taking on the goons in 'R...Rajkumar', plays a college girl in the film. Sonakshi will once again be seen thrashing the baddies, and in...
  • Awwww: Boxer Mary Kom's 7monthold baby boy is incredibly cute! December 21, 2013

    Indian boxer MC Mary Kom, who gave birth to a third baby boy earlier year, was seen with actress Sushmita Sen during the release of the boxer's autobiography in Gauhati. Mary and her husband Onler have sixyearold twin boys Rechungvar and Khupneivar. ...
  • Hold election, else boxers will suffer: AIBA to IBF August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian boxers continue to suffer for no fault of theirs and now they are in danger of being barred from all international competitions after the Oct 11-27 World Championships if their suspended federation does not hold a fresh, free and fair election by Nov 4. Governing body AIBA,...
  • National level boxer confesses robbing a Delhi businessman July 27, 2013

    A 21yearold nationallevel boxer, who was arrested two days ago from Gurgaon in a carjacking case, has confessed to robbing a businessman of Rs 5 lakh in Delhi earlier in July 2013, police said on Friday. The boxer, Sumit Dahiya, his cousin Aman, and some of their associates had robbed...
  • New apps to help you manage overflowing inbox on your smartphone July 2, 2013

    Toronto: Buried under emails? Losing control of an overflowing inbox? New apps are designed to help consumers deal with seemingly endless streams of electronic mail. Three apps, Dispatch and Boxer for the iPhone, and Boomerang for Android devices, try to make email management on smartphones fast and simple. Another app called Sanebox,...
  • Vijender's samples test negative for drugs April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that Olympic medallist Vijender Singh's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medalist had submitted his blood and urine samples to the National AntiDoping Agency (NADA) after...
  • NADA tests Vijender's urine, blood samples April 3, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, who consumed heroin as many as 12 times according to the police, on Wednesday underwent National AntiDoping Agency's (NADA) drug test but was not put through the hair follicle test, which is the main indicator of heroin. NADA, who had earlier refused to test...
  • NADA refuses to test Vijender for heroin, say sources April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Sports Ministry asked the National AntiDoping Agency to test Olympian boxer Vijender Singh for heroin, the drug testing body has said it cannot do so. According to sources, NADA says it can only test for performance enhancing drugs and since heroin is not considered...
  • Vijender remains silent even as troubles continue to grow April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympian boxer Vijender Singh continues to sink deeper into trouble with each passing day. The Sports Ministry has instructed the National Antidoping Agency to test the boxing star for heroin consumption after the Punjab Police pointed towards repeated use of the drug by Vijender. The master of the ring...
  • 'Vijender took drugs, but won't be arrested for now' April 1, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a big blow to India's champion boxer, the Punjab Police has for the first time confirmed that Olympian boxer Vijender Singh did take drugs, saying he took heroin nearly 12 times between December 2012 and February 2013. The police are now trying to prove this forensically. The police's...
  • Mohali drug haul: Retd DSP, NRI among 3 arrested March 19, 2013

    Fatehgarh Sahib: A retired DSP of Uttar Pradesh Police and two persons including a UK-based NRI were on Tuesday arrested in the over Rs 130-crore heroin recovery case in which another NRI Anoop Singh Kahlon was already in police net and Olympic winner Vijender Singh was quizzed last week. A...
  • Drug haul: People in Vijender's hometown say he is innocent March 11, 2013

    Trouble seems to be mounting for the poster boy of Indian boxing Vijender Singh, with Punjab Police questioning the Olympic medal winning boxer. However, people from his hometown, Bhiwani, have refused to believe Vijender was involved in the Rs 130 drug racket. ...
  • Mohali drug haul: Is image of Olympic sports taking a beating? March 11, 2013

    Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh on Monday denied that he took drugs, during questioning by Punjab Police. However, the boxer refused to give his hair and blood samples. Vijender was questioned Monday evening for more than three hours. Sources said the boxer also denied knowing those involved in drug...
  • Mohali drug haul: Vijender denies taking drugs March 11, 2013

    Chandigarh: Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh on Monday denied that he took drugs, during questioning by Punjab Police. However, the boxer refused to give his hair and blood samples. Vijender was questioned Monday evening for more than three hours. Sources said the boxer also denied knowing those involved in drug...
  • Mohali drug haul: Police question boxer Vijender March 11, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab police on Monday began questioning of Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh over his alleged involvement in the Rs 130 crore drug racket. His friend and a national-level boxer Ram Singh, who was expelled from Patiala's National Institute of Sports for his association with the case, had revealed...
  • Drug networks penetrating social fabric in Punjab March 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Rs 130 crore drug haul in Punjab, which has brought Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh and a national-level boxer Ram Singh in the dock, has highlighted a larger drug network in the state. A former top level sports man and Arjuna awardee Jagdish Bhola is said to...
  • Can Vijender be grilled on the basis of Ram Singh's confession? March 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: Olympic medalist Vijender Singh is in the dock after his friend and national-level boxer Ram Singh confirmed they took drugs, believing them to be food supplements. But the boxing federation has backed Vijender and suspended Ram Singh from the national camp. "Vijender took drugs two or three times thinking that...
  • National boxing coach GS Sandhu defends Vijender March 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's national boxing coach GS Sandhu came out in support of the Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh amidst allegations against him in the Rs 130 crore drug haul, even as Ram Singh, another national-level boxer who is under investigation in the case, was expelled by Patiala's National Institute...
  • Vijender and I mistook drugs for food supplements: Ram Singh March 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: Boxer Ram Singh has now admitted that both he and Olympic medallist Vijender Singh took drugs but thinking they were food supplements. "Vijender took drugs two or three times thinking that they were food supplements. When we found out they were drugs we were shocked and stopped taking them,"...
  • Mohali drug haul: Boxer Ram Singh detained, police to quiz Vijender too March 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: Boxer Ram Singh has been detained in Fatehgarh Sahab over the Rs 130 crore heroin haul in Mohali. Olympian Vijender Singh, too, is under police scrutiny after smuggler Anup Singh Kahlon named them as clients. Sixteen kilograms of heroin was recovered from a Zirakpur flat and 10 kilograms from...
  • Boxer Vijender denies link to Rs 130 cr drug haul March 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: Olympian Vijender Singh on Friday denied any connection with the recent Rs 130-crore drug haul in Punjab. Vijender called the rumours false and said, "I have nothing to do with these people. I do not know how my name has come up in this matter. I do not know...
  • Punjab: Drug dealer arrested, says he supplied heroin to boxer Vijender March 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a massive drug haul, the police have recovered heroin worth Rs 130 crore from a flat in Zirakpur, Mohali. The police has alleged that boxer Vijender Singh's wife's car was found outside the Zirakpur flat and 10 kilograms of heroin was also recovered from another car. But it...
  • Indian boxers barred from participation in international meets January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The international boxing federation (AIBA) has barred Indian boxers' participation in tournaments across the world. A directive from the governing body Wednesday said that no Indian player will be allowed to play in tournaments under its aegis until the ban on the Indian Boxing Ameteur Federation (IABF) is...
  • 2012 was the hottest year in US history January 9, 2013

    Washington: The United States has experienced the highest average temperatures in 2012, making it hottest year in the continents history. "The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3 F, 3.2 F above the 20th century average, and 1.0 F above 1998, the previous warmest year," the National Climate Data Center of...
  • Administrators to blame for boxing body ban: Gaurav Kalra December 11, 2012

    The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF). Where does that put our boxers? CNNIBN's sports editor Gaurav Kalra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What will be the impact of the ban on Indian Amateur Boxing Federation on the...