Vijender Singh

  • Yearender: Boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014 25-12-2014 01:26 PM

    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....
  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh 18-12-2014 08:03 PM

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 23-11-2014 10:01 PM

    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...
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games 27-08-2014 04:31 PM

    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...
  • Injury forces Vijender Singh to take a break, out of Asian Games 26-08-2014 02:19 PM

    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 2014: Indian boxers return home to a rousing welcome 04-08-2014 01:39 PM

    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 04-08-2014 11:04 AM

    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 near-perfect birthday present for his son - a Commonwealth Games silver medal. "It is my son's birthday tomorrow,...
  • CWG 2014: DipikaJoshana create history with squash gold; four silver medals for boxers 03-08-2014 02:53 AM

    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 03-08-2014 01:20 AM

    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...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh leads India in boxing finals 02-08-2014 01:20 PM

    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 02-08-2014 12:28 PM

    (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,...
  • CWG 2014: Paddlers SharathAmalraj, discus thrower Seema Punia win silver medals for India on Day 9 02-08-2014 02:50 AM

    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, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the...
  • CWG 2014: Boxer Vijender Singh enters semifinals 31-07-2014 02:39 AM

    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...
  • CWG 2014: Boxers Vijender, Devendro enter quarters 28-07-2014 10:03 PM

    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 bronze-medallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 3-0 in a lopsided contest to make the...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar make bright starts in Glasgow 26-07-2014 11:19 PM

    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 3-0 scorelines. Vijender punched his way to the pre-quarterfinals with a unanimous verdict over Andrew Kometa of Kiribati in the 75kg bout while...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today 25-07-2014 08:49 AM

    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...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Analysing India's medal prospects 24-07-2014 09:15 AM

    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 long-distance king Mo Farah of England expected to set the Hampden Park Stadium...
  • Vijender Singh leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG 19-07-2014 03:57 PM

    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...
  • 'Fugly' collects Rs.2.95 crore on first day, director Kabir Sadanand happy 14-06-2014 02:16 PM

    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...
  • 'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring 13-06-2014 10:35 PM

    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...
  • When will the immensely talented actor Jimmy Shergill get the acclaim that he deserves? 13-06-2014 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Don't be fooled by his charming looks, his smooth creamy skin or his guileless grey eyes. The chocolate-boy 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...
  • 'Fugly' Tweet Review: Mohit Marwah is passive, Vijender Singh the film's surprise package 13-06-2014 09:57 AM

    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 12-06-2014 08:02 PM

    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 hard-hitting message at the end...
  • Sonakshi Sinha took training in boxing from Vijender Singh for her role in 'Holiday' 01-06-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Boxer turned actor Vijender Singh visits Indore to promote his debut film 'Fugly' 28-05-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar among 42 probables for CWG and Asian Games 13-05-2014 10:01 PM

    Patiala: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and veteran Akhil Kumar made it to the 42-member core-group 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 Ad-Hoc committee in presence of the selectors Mehtab...
  • Director Kabir Sadanad feels Jimmy Shergill will give 'a new shade to villainy' in the upcoming film 'Fugly' 10-05-2014 03:34 PM

    Mumbai: After playing a grey role in 'Tanu Weds Manu', actor Jimmy Shergill will now be seen playing an out-an-out 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...
  • I don't want to direct films, I am happy where I am: Akshay Kumar 08-04-2014 12:35 PM

    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...