Boxing

  • A complete guide to the 36 sports at Asian Games 2014 4 days ago

    Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Taehwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 2126. There will be...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 4 days ago

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • Indian boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award 5 days ago

    The sports ministry has finally agreed to give the Arjuna Award to boxer Manoj Kumar. The Kapil Devled award committee had earlier refused to give the coveted award to the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Boxer Mary Kom back to reclaim crown 6 days ago

    Down but never out after missing out on the Commonwealth Games Mary Kom fights her way back into the Indian team for the Asian Games, with a point to prove. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian boxers cleared to fight under tricolour 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport's world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the national anthem will be rendered during the medal ceremony when an Indian wins...
  • Boxing India gets AIBA backing, asked to join IOA 1 week ago

    After granting provisional recognition to Boxing India, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has now asked the newlyelected body to apply for IOA membership while making it clear that it would no longer deal with the adhoc committee which had been appointed for the sport. "As of today, the Ad Hoc Committee...
  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar 1 week ago

    After a string of injuries wreaked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33yearold boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games goldmedallist and 2008 Olympic quarterfinalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • AIBA grants provisional recognition to Boxing India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian boxing on Monday finally came out of an administrative exile after the International body AIBA gave provisional recognition to the newlyelected Boxing India, clearing the decks for the the country's pugilists' hasslefree participation in the upcoming Asian Games. "The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has granted Boxing India provisional...
  • Asian Games: Boxing coach Akhil, pupil Mandeep ready for Incheon September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever heard of a teacher and a student appearing for the same exam? Well, come Asian Games, the boxing ring will present one such instance when the Indian duo of mentor Akhil Kumar and protege Mandeep Jangra fight it out for medals in their respective categories. At a time...
  • Deepika PadukoneArjun Kapoor starrer 'Finding Fanny earns Rs.5.1 crore on the opening day September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Homi Adajania's English language Bollywood entertainer 'Finding Fanny' registered an opening day collection of Rs.5.1 crore net across India. Its makers are confident the movie will do well over the weekend. The quirky comedy, which released Friday, stars an eclectic cast including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur...
  • Mary Kom will settle for nothing less than gold at Asiad September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Five time World Boxing Champion Mary Kom is eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games after settling for bronze four years ago. "Our preparation has been good so far and we are looking forward to the games. I am definitely aiming for gold medal and a...
  • New boxing body elected but Asiad participation still doubtful September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending more than oneandahalf yearold impasse in Indian boxing officialdom, a new body headed by industrialist Sandeep Jajodia was elected on Thursday for a fouryear term in the elections conducted via a secret ballot in the presence of two observers from world body AIBA. While Jajodia, representing Chhattisgarh BA, was...
  • New beginning in store as Boxing India prepares for September 11 elections September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Close to two years after the national federation's suspension sent Indian boxing into a downward tumble, a fresh beginning is all set to be made on Thursday with the conduct of elections to form a new governing body even though the run up to the polls has been marred...
  • AIBA says no to IOA role in boxing elections, Narsi resigns September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major snub to the IOA, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has turned down its request to conduct elections to form India's new federation even as Kishan Narsi resigned from the IOAappointed adhoc committee for the sport after being appointed an observer for the September 11 polls. In...
  • Watch: First reactions to Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' September 5, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' finally hit the theatres on Friday. The film tries to capture Mary Kom's struggle as a young girl from a small village in Manipur who goes on to become five time World Boxing Champion and bronze medalist at the Olympics. ...
  • Mary Kom: Loving mother, mean boxer September 4, 2014

    The muchanticipated film 'Mary Kom' is set to release on Friday. While Priyanka Chopra or the film's noshow in Manipur is gathering a lot of attention, here's a look at the life and struggle of the real Mary Kom, something the film hopes to pack in. ...
  • Wrangling continues ahead of Boxing India polls September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The longpending elections to form a new Indian Boxing Federation have run into rough weather yet again with Rakesh Thakran, a contestant for the Secretary General's post, demanding the rejection of his rival Jay Kowli's nomination papers on technical grounds. Thakran, who represents the Haryana State Boxing Association, claims...
  • IOA adhoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's adhoc committee, incharge of the sport right now, has called a meeting of the state associations to finalise the dates of the National Championship. But the meeting, set for...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award August 28, 2014

    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 August 28, 2014

    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 August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and fivetime world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. It was Pinki, who had...
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games August 27, 2014

    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 makeup to make my eyes look slanted but it all looked gimmicky: Priyanka Chopra August 27, 2014

    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 fivetime...
  • Injury forces Vijender Singh to take a break, out of Asian Games August 26, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki lost his bronzemedal bout while Indian track and field athletes ended their campaign emptyhanded in the second Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Solanki lost 03 on points to Muhammad Ali of Great Britain in the thirdplace playoff to end his campaign without a medal. The Indian got more...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze August 24, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semifinal bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 03 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • CNNIBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge August 21, 2014

    The CNNIBN'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. Fivetime 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. ...