BOXING

  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    "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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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,...
  • Indians open well at Women''s World Championships 5 days ago

    Jeju (Korea): India enjoyed an all-win day at the eighth World Women's Boxing Championships after Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Maisnam Meena Kumari (54kg) entered the second round of the mega-event on Tuesday. Sarjubala, a former world youth champion, defeated Grazieli de Jesus Sousa of Brazil in her opening bout. Meena, on the...
  • India aim high at World Women's Boxing Championships November 15, 2014

    Jeju: Short on experience and missing the services of veterans such as M C Mary Kom, who would skip the World Championships for the first time, India's women boxers would nonetheless look to make a mark when they compete in the mega-event's eighth edition starting on Sunday. While Mary is nursing...
  • AIBA approves Boxing India as permanent member November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Friday approved Boxing India (BI) as a permanent member of the world body during the quadrennial Congress being held in Jeju, South Korea. "We are extremely delighted to be unanimously accepted as the permanent member of AIBA, at the ongoing AIBA quadrennial Congress...
  • AIBA shows no leniency; Indian boxer Sarita Devi faces ban November 12, 2014

    The International Boxing Federation says exemplary punishment will be handed out to the boxer for refusing to accept her medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi faces long ban for her Asian Games bronze medal protest: AIBA November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer L Sarita Devi, who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the AIBA. ...
  • Boxers safer without headgear, says AIBA chief November 12, 2014

    The decision to remove protective headgear in men's amateur boxing has made the sport safer by reducing concussions and forcing fighters to protect their heads more, Ching-Kuo Wu, the president of the governing AIBA, told Reuters on Wednesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress on...
  • AIBA acts tough, boxer Sarita Devi faces ban for refusing Asian Games medal November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday. Sarita lost in the semi-finals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September,...
  • Boxer Mary Kom hopes to be back in two months November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom on Tuesday said she would take around two months time to recover from the hamstring injury, that has kept her out of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Jeju, South Korea, to be held from November 13 to 25. The injury has robbed Mary...
  • Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita for World Boxing Championships November 8, 2014

    Pinki Rani replaced an injured MC Mary Kom, while Priyanka Choudhary came in for the suspended Sarita Dev in the Indian squad announced on Saturday for the Women's World Boxing Championships to be held at Jeju, South Korea from November 13 to 25. Sarita is currently serving a provisional ban, which...
  • Focussed on Olympic qualification now, says boxer Sarita Devi November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Provisional suspension may be keeping her out of the ring but L Sarita Devi's indomitable spirit remains intact and the Asian Games bronze-medallist boxer says she is fully focussed on making the cut for 2016 Olympic Games. "Success to me comes from conditioning the mind; just as I do...
  • No minor boxer put through pregnancy test: SAI November 7, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday dismissed reports of minor boxers being subjected to pregnancy tests as baseless saying the World Women Boxing championship squad does not have a single boxer under the age of 18. Media reports, earlier in the week, had alleged that Boxing India had forced...
  • Dead rats, pigeon feathers leave Feroz Shah Kotla stadium press box in a mess October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The press box at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday was found in an unbelievable mess with dead rats and feathers of dead pigeons lying around, just 18 days after an ODI was held at the venue. The media, which came to cover the Duleep Trophy final here,...
  • Boxer Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony. Protesting against a controversial verdict, Sarita in an unprecedented move, had refused to wear the...
  • Female boxer dies in South Africa following bout October 28, 2014

    Pretoria: A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning the loss of a former world-champion runner and the captain of the national football team. The sports ministry's announcement on Tuesday that Phindile...
  • 'Happy New Year' sets new record at Box Office, earns Rs 108.86 crore over the weekend October 28, 2014

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's big Diwali release 'Happy New Year' has set new record at the Box Office. The film which was released across a record 500 screens on October 23 is now Bollywood's biggest opener. The film, according to its makers earned Rs 108.86 crore over the weekend,...
  • Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction". Sumariwala said that he was not at all concerned with the provisional suspension handed out to him by the...
  • I am sorry, won't do it again: Boxer Sarita Devi to AIBA October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it. Sarita's participation in...
  • Boxing India requests AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Requesting the International Boxing Association to revoke the provisional suspension on L Sarita Devi, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Monday said her unconditional apology and her impeccable past disciplinary record would form the crux of her defence in front of the world body. Sarita has been provisionally suspended...
  • Horror film 'Ouija' spells out win on the US and Canadian movie charts October 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: "Ouija", a horror film inspired by the board said to contact the dead, haunted the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, collecting $20 million in weekend ticket sales and knocking Brad Pitt's "Fury" out of first place. Another new entry, action thriller "John Wick"...