INDIAN BOXING

  • Yearender: Boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies. On...
  • IOA doesn't budge: Refuses to recognise Boxing India December 20, 2014

    Indian Olympic Association on Saturday rejected Boxing India's application for recognition as the national federation, with its president N Ramachandran saying that BI was "imposed" by the world body AIBA against the wishes of the IOA. Ramachandran told a press conference after the Annual General Body Meeting of the IOA, that...
  • Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita's career: Sachin Tendulkar December 17, 2014

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sports Ministry officials October 24, 2014

    Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward. IOA President N Ramachandran said the meeting will be held in Delhi...
  • Boxing India gets AIBA backing, asked to join IOA September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' July 24, 2014

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • After outwitting Mary, Pinki feels pressure of expectations June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: She ousted none other than Olympic bronzemedallist M C Mary Kom to make the Commonwealth Gamesbound Indian team but far from revelling in the newfound attention, Pinki Jangra says she has begun to feel the pressure of delivering a medal after her giantslaying act in the trials. The 24yearold...
  • Mary Kom dropped from Indian boxing squad for Commonwealth Games May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stunning turn of events, fivetime World Champion and Olympic bronzemedallist MC Mary Kom was on Friday left out of the threemember Indian women's boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3. Mary Kom, who was on comeback trail...
  • High time IOA cleaned up boxing mess May 8, 2014

    Boxing is one sport where India can aspire to win a clutch of medals at the upcoming Commonwealth and the Asian Games. Shockingly there is no elected body to govern the sport and things cannot be run in such a cavalier fashion if boxers have to be at their best. It...
  • Indian boxing facing crisis of talent: Mohd Ali Qamar May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian boxing is staring at a crisis of talent due to the ongoing international termination as it has severely damaged the domestic structure which throws up new pugilists, feels the country's first Commonwealth Games goldmedallist and national selector Mohammad Ali Qamar. Speaking to PTI here on the sidelines of...
  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation's international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport. The first Executive Council meeting of the IOA was held on Thursday,...
  • Sports Ministry derecognises Indian Boxing Federation April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday derecognised the IABF with immediate effect. It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA. "The matter has been considered...
  • Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Star boxer Vijender Singh urged the central government to step in and resolve the ongoing crisis in Indian boxing for betterment of the sport, here. "The country's boxing federation has been suspended by the International body. I would request our government to step forward and resolve the issue",...
  • Unilateral termination unfair: IBF President March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Baffled by the International Boxing Association's decision to terminate it, the suspended Indian Boxing Federation's President Abhishek Matoria on Tuesday said it cannot make sense of the "unfair" decision and will take up the matter with the IOA now. "We think it is unfair, they have acted unilaterally based...
  • What next for terminated Indian Boxing Federation? March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Association's decision to terminate India from its fold is set to be a blessing in disguise for the IBF which would now be forced to conduct fresh elections, something that the present set of office-bearers had been adamantly resisting. The decision to terminate IBF has, in...
  • Indian Boxing Federation set for SGM to plan breakthrough January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a desperate bid to get its international suspension lifted in the next couple of months, the Indian Boxing Federation is planning to call a Special General Meeting to work out the date for an AGM where the schedule for a fresh election would be finalised. Some zonal heads...
  • Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The continuing administrative logjam worsened into a fullfledged factional tugofwar while Indian boxing's poster boy, Vijender Singh, found himself at the center of a devastating drug scandal in what was a thoroughly tumultuous year for the country's pugilists. Suspended internationally last year, the Indian Boxing Federation remained a pariah...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The longserving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was on Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men's Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "The Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce that Mr Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu will be retained as the Chief National Coach of...