Boxing

  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar gets another shot at Arjuna Award 2 days ago

    The Delhi High Court has asked the Sports Ministry to reconsider the name of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Mumar for this year's Arjuna Award if he is deserving. ...
  • Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. It was Pinki, who had...
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month. SAI Director General...
  • For 'Mary Kom', we tried prosthetics and make-up to make my eyes look slanted - but it all looked gimmicky: Priyanka Chopra 3 days ago

    For many weeks the upcoming film 'Mary Kom' has been in news. From positive interest at first -- come on, someone is making a biopic on the life of an Indian woman boxer -- the social media began to talk about the casting of the film. MC Mary Kom, a five-time...
  • Injury forces Vijender Singh to take a break, out of Asian Games 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A hand injury sustained during the Commonwealth Games has forced star Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of action for an indefinite period, which includes the upcoming Asian Games where he was the defending champion. The middleweight boxer had sustained a ligament injury in his left hand during the CWG...
  • Boxer Gaurav Solanki misses bronze, athletes disappoint in Youth Olympic Games 4 days ago

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki lost his bronze-medal bout while Indian track and field athletes ended their campaign empty-handed in the second Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to Muhammad Ali of Great Britain in the third-place play-off to end his campaign without a medal. The Indian got more...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze 6 days ago

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semi-final bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge August 21, 2014

    The CNN-IBN's sports editor went on to nominate ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxer Mary Kom and the India men's hockey team to take the ALS challenge. ...
  • With a ban on Bollywood films, Manipur may not get to watch 'Mary Kom' August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The film based on boxing star Mary Kom's life, starring Priyanka Chopra, will be released next month, but her home state may not get to watch it. There has been a ban on Bollywood movies in Manipur. Five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom is excited about her life story coming...
  • Indian boxing's fall from grace August 20, 2014

    Indian boxers returned without any gold medal from CWG 2014 and the coach says he has his fingers crossed for the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Paramjeet Samota protests after being ignored for Arjuna Award August 20, 2014

    The CWG 2010 gold medallist approached the Prime Minister's Office to return his medal in protest. ...
  • 'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office August 18, 2014

    Reuters: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits. "Guardians of the Galaxy," which has collected $419 million worldwide...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • Boxing India will conduct elections to comply with AIBA rules August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing India on Friday said it will conduct fresh elections on September 11 after being directed by the world governing body AIBA. "Boxing India has decided to call fresh elections for the posts of President, Secretary General, Treasurer, 10 Vice Presidents and 7 members of Executive Council of Boxing...
  • Mary Kom angry after postponement of Asian Games trial August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Ad-hoc Committee, which is managing the boxing affairs, decided to...
  • 'Kick' BO report: With over USD 10 million, it's the highest overseas grosser of 2014 August 7, 2014

    Salman Khan's Kick continues to crush it at the Box Office. The film, which has already entered Rs 200 crore club and surpassed friend Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' BO collection, has pulled off another feat by turning the highest overseas grosser of this year. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh's...
  • CWG 2014: India end on a high, finish 5th with 64 medals August 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discuss the performance of India's sportspersons in recently concluded Commonwealth Games where Indian won 64 medals. ...
  • CWG 2014: Silver as good as gold, says boxing coach August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A boxing gold eluded India at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 2002 but national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said given the tough circumstances his boys braved in the run up to the event, the three silver medals are no less than gold. Star pugilist Vijender Singh...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxers return home to a rousing welcome August 4, 2014

    The Indian boxing contingent, led by ace boxer Vijender Singh, on Monday returned to a hero's welcome after winning 5 medals, including 4 silver and 1 bronze, in Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014 medal is a birthday present for my son, says Vijender Singh August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A swollen face, a ligament injury in the left hand and a terribly groggy throat courtesy a bout of flu - Vijender Singh fought through all this to get a near-perfect birthday present for his son - a Commonwealth Games silver medal. "It is my son's birthday tomorrow, so...
  • CWG 2014: Dipika-Joshana create history with squash gold; four silver medals for boxers August 3, 2014

    Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa etched their name in Indian squash history by winning the country's first Commonwealth Games medal - a gold - from the discipline, while boxers, powerlifters and shuttlers, and a triple jumper picked up a clutch of prized metals on the penultimate day of competition on...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxers disappoint, settle for four silvers in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Hopes were high from Indian boxers with four of them reaching the finals at Commonwealth Games but all lost their respective summit clashes to settle for the silver medals at the SSE Hydro on Saturday. L Sarita Devi, L Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh went down in the...
  • CWG 2014: Laishram Devi clinches silver in women's 57-60 kg boxing August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India's L. Sarita Devi went down 1:3 in the women's 57-60 kg final to Australia's Shelley Watts to bring home the silver from the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The bronze medal went to Northern Ireland's Alanna Audley-Murphy and Mozambique's Machongua at the SSE Hydro. Sarita started her bout well to win...
  • CWG 2014: Boxer Devendro Singh settles for men's 49 kg silver August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian pugilist Devendro Singh had to settle for the silver as he lost the men's 49 kg final to Northern Ireland's Paddy Barnes at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Uganda's Fazil Kaggwa and Welsh Ashley Williams won the bronze at the SSE Hydro. In the women's final, India's L Sarita Devi...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh leads India in boxing finals August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them storming into the finals of their respective weight categories in the boxing event of Commonwealth Games on Friday. Star boxer Vijender produced yet another dominating performance...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 10 August 3, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis while Seema Punia won in women's discuss throw in the Commonwealth Games on Friday. While four Indian boxers - L. Sarita Devi, L Devendro...
  • CWG 2014: Paddlers Sharath-Amalraj, discus thrower Seema Punia win silver medals for India on Day 9 August 2, 2014

    Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis while Seema Punia won in women's discuss throw in the Commonwealth Games 2014 on Friday. Sharath, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the...