VIJENDER SINGH

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxers return home to a rousing welcome August 4, 2014

    The Indian boxing contingent, led by ace boxer Vijender Singh, on Monday returned to a hero's welcome after winning 5 medals, including 4 silver and 1 bronze, in Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014 medal is a birthday present for my son, says Vijender Singh August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A swollen face, a ligament injury in the left hand and a terribly groggy throat courtesy a bout of flu Vijender Singh fought through all this to get a nearperfect birthday present for his son a Commonwealth Games silver medal. "It is my son's birthday tomorrow, so...
  • CWG 2014: DipikaJoshana create history with squash gold; four silver medals for boxers August 3, 2014

    Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa etched their name in Indian squash history by winning the country's first Commonwealth Games medal a gold from the discipline, while boxers, powerlifters and shuttlers, and a triple jumper picked up a clutch of prized metals on the penultimate day of competition on...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxers disappoint, settle for four silvers in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Hopes were high from Indian boxers with four of them reaching the finals at Commonwealth Games but all lost their respective summit clashes to settle for the silver medals at the SSE Hydro on Saturday. L Sarita Devi, L Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh went down in the...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh leads India in boxing finals August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them storming into the finals of their respective weight categories in the boxing event of Commonwealth Games on Friday. Star boxer Vijender produced yet another dominating performance...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 10 August 2, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis while Seema Punia won in women's discuss throw in the Commonwealth Games on Friday. While four Indian boxers L. Sarita Devi, L Devendro...
  • CWG 2014: Paddlers SharathAmalraj, discus thrower Seema Punia win silver medals for India on Day 9 August 2, 2014

    Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis while Seema Punia won in women's discuss throw in the Commonwealth Games 2014 on Friday. Sharath, threetime Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 118, 711, 911, 511 in 33 minutes to the...
  • CWG 2014: Boxer Vijender Singh enters semifinals July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: Star boxer Vijender Singh punched his way into the semifinals assuring himself of a medal after four other Indian pugilists assured themselves of at least a bronze each in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Vijender outclassed Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron Prince in men's 75kg category. The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist...
  • CWG 2014: Boxers Vijender, Devendro enter quarters July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) continued his sublime form to enter the quarterfinals along with gritty youngster L Devendro Singh (49kg) in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. Vijender, a former Olympic and World Championships bronzemedallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 30 in a lopsided contest to make the lasteight...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar make bright starts in Glasgow July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar on Saturday made resounding start to their campaigns at the Commonwealth Games, winning their respective bouts with identical 30 scorelines. Vijender punched his way to the prequarterfinals with a unanimous verdict over Andrew Kometa of Kiribati in the 75kg bout while Manoj...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers' proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put to a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze,...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Analysing India's medal prospects July 24, 2014

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games 2014 will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours with superstar sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica and middle and longdistance king Mo Farah of England expected to set the Hampden Park Stadium...
  • Vijender Singh leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3. Eight men and three women have been selected in various weight categories by the Adhoc Committee Boxing. The contingent has reached the Scottish...
  • 'Fugly' collects Rs.2.95 crore on first day, director Kabir Sadanand happy June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Fugly', the acting debut of boxing champion Vijender Singh, managed to mint Rs.2.95 crore on its opening day, leaving director Kabir Sadanand happy. "Good 1st day for @FuglyTheFilm, domestic box office collection of 2.95 cr. So guys go out there and watch the film.. fight against the Ugly," Sadanand tweeted...
  • 'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring June 13, 2014

    Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba Director: Kabir Sadanand "Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai?" goes the title song of director Kabir Sadanand's muddled film. It's also a question you ask yourself repeatedly as you leave the cinema after a viewing, still baffled by the wildly inconsistent...
  • When will the immensely talented actor Jimmy Shergill get the acclaim that he deserves? June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Don't be fooled by his charming looks, his smooth creamy skin or his guileless grey eyes. The chocolateboy demeanor of Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill becomes almost meaningless in the latest release 'Fugly', when he dons the avatar of a crooked, ruthless Haryanvi 'thulla' (cop) in Delhi. There is something...
  • 'Fugly' Tweet Review: Mohit Marwah is passive, Vijender Singh the film's surprise package June 13, 2014

    With a word as a title that most of us don't use in our schools, colleges and workplaces, the upcoming film 'Fugly' has already generated a healthy buzz around its release. With actors with illustrious backgrounds like, Mohit Marwah (nephew of Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor), Kiara Advani (grand daughter of...
  • 'Yeh Fugly Fugly Kya Hai': Decoding the five characters of the film June 12, 2014

    While the dictionary meaning of 'Fugly' is something which is very ugly or unattractive, Kabir Sadanand's directorial debut is the story of four friends whose life take a fugly turn. All the four characters are distinct but very much in sync with each other. The hardhitting message at the...
  • Sonakshi Sinha took training in boxing from Vijender Singh for her role in 'Holiday' June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha had to sit for two hours to get her hair tied in a braid everytime she had to shoot for her role in the forthcoming actioner 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who has luscious locks, says she had always wanted to sport...
  • Boxer turned actor Vijender Singh visits Indore to promote his debut film 'Fugly' May 28, 2014

    Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, who is all set to make his Bollywood debut in upcoming film 'Fugly', feels acting is tough as boxing. Vijender, 28, was in Indore to promote the Kabir Sadanand directed comedy drama. "Both boxing and acting are tough. In both the fields you need to work...
  • Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar among 42 probables for CWG and Asian Games May 13, 2014

    Patiala: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and veteran Akhil Kumar made it to the 42member coregroup probables for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Asian Games in Incheon. The selection trials were held at the NIS under the supervision of the AdHoc committee in presence of the selectors Mehtab Singh,...
  • Director Kabir Sadanad feels Jimmy Shergill will give 'a new shade to villainy' in the upcoming film 'Fugly' May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After playing a grey role in 'Tanu Weds Manu', actor Jimmy Shergill will now be seen playing an outanout negative role in Akshay Kumar's home production film 'Fugly'. "When I heard the narration, I could sense that the story was inspired from real life. It's an in your face kind...
  • I don't want to direct films, I am happy where I am: Akshay Kumar April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Action star Akshay Kumar is busy producing films, but says he has no interest in donning a director's hat in the future. He was present at the trailer launch of the film 'Fugly', which he has produced with Ashwini Yardi under their Grazing Goat Pictures banner. Asked if he ever plans...
  • 'Fugly' trailer: Boxer Vijender Singh, Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah make their film debut April 8, 2014

    Another sportsperson is all set to make his Bollywood debut. World boxing champion Vijender Singh makes his film debut in Kabir Sadanand's 'Fugly'. The film also features Anil Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwah in the lead role. The trailer of the film indicates a story of four happy-go-lucky youngsters and their...
  • 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",...
  • I only care about boxing: Vijender Singh March 19, 2014

    The Olympic medallist says he is not supporting any particular group but hopes AIBA lifts the ban off Indian federation. ...