Boxing

  • Boxing India gets AIBA backing, asked to join IOA 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    After granting provisional recognition to Boxing India, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has now asked the newly-elected body to apply for IOA membership while making it clear that it would no longer deal with the ad-hoc 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 4 hours 49 minutes 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 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • AIBA grants provisional recognition to Boxing India 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian boxing on Monday finally came out of an administrative exile after the International body AIBA gave provisional recognition to the newly-elected Boxing India, clearing the decks for the the country's pugilists' hassle-free 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 Yesterday

    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 Padukone-Arjun Kapoor starrer 'Finding Fanny earns Rs.5.1 crore on the opening day 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Ending more than one-and-a-half year-old impasse in Indian boxing officialdom, a new body headed by industrialist Sandeep Jajodia was elected on Thursday for a four-year 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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 IOA-appointed ad-hoc 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 much-anticipated film 'Mary Kom' is set to release on Friday. While Priyanka Chopra or the film's no-show 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 long-pending 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 ad-hoc 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 ad-hoc committee, in-charge 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 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 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 make-up 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 five-time...
  • 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 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 August 24, 2014

    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...