BOXING

  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita's career: Tendulkar 21 hours 21 minutes ago

    Indian batting maestro Tendulkar said that the whole idea behind his writing a letter to world boxing body AIBA was to save boxer Sarita Devi's career from ending abruptly. ...
  • Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita's career: Sachin Tendulkar Yesterday

    Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said on Wednesday that the whole idea behind his writing a letter to world boxing body AIBA was to save boxer L Sarita Devi's career from ending abruptly after the Asian Games controversy in Incheon. "Our effort was to see that Sarita Devi's career was not...
  • Grateful to entire nation for their support: Sarita Devi Yesterday

    Sarita Devi minced no words in thanking the entire nation including Sachin Tendulkar and Boxing India for their unconditional support when she was almost certain to face a life ban from AIBA. ...
  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government has written to AIBA to revoke the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. Sonowal along with the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who had shown strong support for Sarita. He said that the government was pursuing the issue. "From our...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year Yesterday

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • 'Kick' scored at the Box Office in an other wise low-lying year in Bollywood in 2014 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The year started on a positive note with young guns bringing in the moolah, but overall, 2014 has so far turned out to be a disappointing one for the Bollywood box office, say trade gurus, pointing out at how only seven of the nearly 180 releases surpassed the Rs.100...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal 1 week ago

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here. Mehta presented the medal to the Manipuri boxer at the...
  • Boxing India hopes Sarita Devi escapes long-term ban December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing India on Tuesday hinted that Sarita Devi may get some sort of punishment from AIBA but said that it was hoping for her to escape a long-term ban from the international federation so that her career is not affected much and she can compete in 2016 Olympics. Sarita...
  • 'India can produce more Mary Koms' December 7, 2014

    Gurgaon: India has the potential to produce many Mary Koms, the Asian Games gold medal winning boxer from Manipur said Sunday. Mary Kom said she was working hard to win a gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had won a bronze at the 2012 London games. The...
  • Sports ministry urges AIBA to revoke suspension imposed on Sarita Devi December 3, 2014

    Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu, requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background. Sarita was provisionally suspended after she refused to accept...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2014

    Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer Sarita Devi. ...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award November 26, 2014

    After his name was allegedly deleted from the initial list of Arjuna Awards, Manoj filed a case in the Delhi High Court and won it, following which he received the award on Wednesday. ...
  • My name is Manoj Kumar, in case you don't know: Arjuna Awardee slams Kapil Dev November 26, 2014

    Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist and now an Arjuna awardee, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday didn't miss the opportunity to let former India cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who also headed the selection panel for this year's Arjuna Awards, know his credentials. After his name was allegedly deleted from the initial...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in the...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday. Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, will be bestowed with the honour at 1 pm in the afternoon. The boxer had...
  • Sarjubala and Saweety win silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships November 24, 2014

    Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety won silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships Jeju 2014 in the Women's Light Fly (45-48 kg) weight category and Women's Light Heavy (81 kg) weight category respectively. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, had defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38, 40-36, 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer L Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita's career has been...
  • Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen...
  • Sarjubala Devi, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing Championships November 23, 2014

    Korea: Indian boxers Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) continued their prolific form to enter the Women's World Boxing Championships with thumping wins and assure themselves of at least a silver each on Sunday. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38 40-36 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach November 21, 2014

    Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA, the sport's...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita's husband, coach November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA,...
  • Boxer Mary Kom backs Sarita Devi November 20, 2014

    "I just want to say that I want her (likely) suspension (if it happens) to be lifted as soon as possible," she said for Sarita, who is facing the prospect of a lengthy ban from the AIBA. ...
  • Main aim is to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics, says Mary Kom November 20, 2014

    After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer MC Mary Kom is confident of getting back into the ring next year by recovering from her current injuries and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "Yes, that (qualifying for Rio Games) is my main...
  • Sarjubala, Pavitra in quarters of World Boxing Championships November 20, 2014

    Jeju: Indian boxers endured a mixed day in the World Women's Boxing Championships with two of the four in action advancing to the quarter-finals after notching up contrasting wins here on Thursday. Sarjubala Shamjetsabam (48kg) and Pavitra (64kg) were the two who advanced to the next level even as Meena Maisnam...
  • Boxers Pinki Rani, Monica Saun lose at Women's World Championships November 19, 2014

    Jeju (South Korea): Indian boxers Pinki Rani and Monica Saun lost in the preliminary round matches of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championships here Wednesday. While the Asian Games bronze medallist Pinki lost 1-2 in a split decision to Russia's Saiana Sagataeva in the 51kg category, Monica (75kg) lost...
  • Sachin Tendulkar urges government to support Sarita Devi November 19, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, has found support from batting legend Sachin Tendulkar who has written a letter to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, urging him to support her and ensure that her career is not terminated prematurely. In a letter to Sonowal, dated November 15,...
  • Pinki, Monica lose in World Women's Boxing Championships November 19, 2014

    Jeju: On a thoroughly disappointing day for Indian boxers at the World Women's Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and Monica Saun (75kg) crashed out after losing their respective bouts here on Wednesday. Pinki Rani, who came in for injured five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom,...