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I am going to show the world how boxing is an art: Vikas Krishan

With the Olympics in close sight, the 28-year-old believes that it will be third time lucky for him and wants to clinch the gold for the country after a successful Olympic qualification campaign.
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Panghal clinches gold, injured Satish bags silver at Cologne World Cup

World silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) notched up a gold medal without having to fight his final bout, while veteran Satish Kumar (+91kg) settled for silver after an injury prevented him from competing in his summit clash at the Cologne World Cup.
Amit Panghal(Getty)
Amit Panghal(Getty)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Satish enters finals of Cologne World Cup

Satish, also a former Asian Games and Asian Championships bronze-winner, prevailed 4-1 against Moindze to face Germany’s Nelvie Tiafack in the summit clash scheduled late on Saturday.
Photo of Indian boxer Satish Kumar (R)(Twitter)
Photo of Indian boxer Satish Kumar (R)(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Shibani Dandekar’s hardcore boxing session is what you need for weekend workout motivation

Shibani Dandekar recently shared glimpses from her hardcore boxing session in the gym with her trainer and we are in awe of her. Designer Masaba Gupta also loves it.
Shibani Dandekar’s hardcore boxing session will make you want to workout(Instagram/shibanidandekar)
Shibani Dandekar’s hardcore boxing session will make you want to workout(Instagram/shibanidandekar)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Nishtha Grover

50-something Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. hungry to fight again

The former heavyweight champion moved into a COVID-protective glass box and went nose-to-nose with Roy Jones Jr., once the most talented fighter in the world.
Nov 27, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr. during weigh ins for a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt in Los Angeles. Mandatory Credit: Lynn Millspaugh/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 27, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr. during weigh ins for a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt in Los Angeles. Mandatory Credit: Lynn Millspaugh/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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LOS ANGELES | By Associated Press

COVID-19 impact: Boxing’s Asian Championship in India postponed to 2021

The decision was taken at the Asian Boxing Confederation’s (ASBC) Executive Committee meeting held online on Monday.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Faced difficulties early on because boxing is considered a male-dominated sport: Mary Kom

Mary said she wouldn’t be where she is had it not been for the challenges she faced en route to becoming a boxer.
Mary Kom’s success has revolutionised Indian boxing.(Instagram)
Mary Kom’s success has revolutionised Indian boxing.(Instagram)
Published on Jun 10, 2020 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Post-lockdown, athletics, boxing draw up plans to resume training

Athletes in SAI campuses must follow the sports ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), maintain social distancing and can’t use the gym.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is currently in Patiala(IANS)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is currently in Patiala(IANS)
Updated on May 23, 2020 10:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Navneet Singh/Avishek Roy

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal enter QFs of Asian Olympic qualifiers, Gaurav Solanki bows out

Kom, the six-time world champion, who is seeded second in her category, is looking to book a berth for Tokyo, which could be her last appearance in the mega quadrennial Games.
File photo of India's Mary Kom.(PTI)
File photo of India's Mary Kom.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Amman, Jordan | By Press Trust of India

Amit Panghal reaches quarterfinals of boxing’s Asian Olympic qualifiers

Amit Panghal, who became India’s first silver-medallist at the world championships last year, prevailed in a split 3-2 decision after a fast-paced slugfest in which fortunes swung quite wildly.
Amit Panghal reaches quarterfinals.(AP)
Amit Panghal reaches quarterfinals.(AP)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Sakshi Chaudhary advances to quarters of boxing’s Asian Olympic Qualifiers

The two-time youth world champion Indian, who is only 19, prevailed in a split verdict against the Asian Games bronze-medallist in an engrossing bout.
Sakshi Chaudhary enters quarters.(Twitter/India All Sports)
Sakshi Chaudhary enters quarters.(Twitter/India All Sports)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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Amman | By Press Trust of India

Afghan refugee pursues his dream of boxing in Tokyo

22-year-old Farid Walizadeh’s mother had fled religious persecution to Pakistan. His father was in the military. Conflicts over land rocked the Afghan city where he lived with his adoptive parents.
Boxer Farid Walizadeh is seen during a training session in Lisbon, Portugal February 19, 2020.(REUTERS/Rafael Marchante)
Boxer Farid Walizadeh is seen during a training session in Lisbon, Portugal February 19, 2020.(REUTERS/Rafael Marchante)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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Reuters | By Victoria Waldersee

Boxing’s Olympic Qualifiers postponed to March after Wuhan cancellation

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force (BTF), which is in charge of conducting the sport at the Olympics later this year, confirmed the change of dates in its latest communication to the national federations.
Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan.(REUTERS)
Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Many highs and few lows for Indian boxing in Amit Panghal’s year

To count the positives, the 23-year-old Panghal fetched India its first ever silver at the men’s world championships, the redoubtable M C Mary Kom was mostly in top form and medals poured in internationally courtesy a deep talent pool.
Amit Phangal, gold medalist in flyweight category at the Asian Boxing Championships(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Amit Phangal, gold medalist in flyweight category at the Asian Boxing Championships(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event for boxing

Apart from Pooja Rani, Shiva Thapa too bagged gold for India in the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo.
Indian boxer Pooja Rani (81kg)(PTI)
Indian boxer Pooja Rani (81kg)(PTI)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Press Trust of India

Exclusive | ‘I almost thought of quitting boxing,’ says Manju Rani

Rani’s journey came full circle when she went on to win a silver medal at the World Championships in Ulan-Ude in Russia last week, emulating Mary Kom’s 18-year-old record of winning a silver on debut at the Worlds.
Indian boxer Manju Rani(PTI)
Indian boxer Manju Rani(PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena

No promise of steady income: Story of professional boxing in India

Professional boxing is still in nascent stage in India with only Vijender Singh able to achieve some success. There are still a lot of boxers in the country struggling to make ends meet.
Rajesh ‘Lukka’ Kasana celebrates victory over Ivor Lastrilla.(Mega Boxing)
Rajesh ‘Lukka’ Kasana celebrates victory over Ivor Lastrilla.(Mega Boxing)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI

Indian boxing will do something big in Olympics: High Performance Director Santiago Nieva

The Indian boxers produced their best-ever show at the World Championships with Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) winning silver and bronze respectively in Russia.
India's Amit Panghal during the flyweight final of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.(AP)
India's Amit Panghal during the flyweight final of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.(AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Amit Panghal has ‘unfinished business’ ahead of World Championships final

Panghal on Friday became the first Indian boxer to enter the finals of the Men’s World Boxing Championships. He defeated Saken Bibossinov 3-2 in the semi-finals in the 52 kg weight category.
Amit Panghal has reached Worlds final.(PTI)
Amit Panghal has reached Worlds final.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 09:11 PM IST
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Silver lining for Indian boxing

The Asian Championships was also a turning point for Indian boxing: 13 medals, seven from men and six from women, showed the country’s growing prowess in the ring.
India's Amit Panghal poses for photographs.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal poses for photographs.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Timing is everything when it comes to keeping fit, says boxer Vijender Singh

Meditation and positivity, discipline and sleep are key ingredients too, adds the Olympian.
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 16, 2019 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Pooja Bhula

Amir Khan: My wife is an amazing mother to my kids

The British boxer’s personal life has been much-talked about since his parents blamed his wife for creating differences, and being a bad mother.
Amir’s parents have often blamed his wife for creating differences between their son and them, and even questioned her upbringing of their granddaughters.(PHOTO: Instagram/amirkingkhan)
Amir’s parents have often blamed his wife for creating differences between their son and them, and even questioned her upbringing of their granddaughters.(PHOTO: Instagram/amirkingkhan)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi

Coach Bergamasco - Man behind Indian women’s boxing’s Chak De moment

Raffaele Bergamasco, the Performance Director of Indian women’s boxing, has very little idea about Bollywood movies but astonishingly, his coaching methodology bears great resemblance to the movie’s script.
India women’s boxing Performance Director Raffaele Bergamasco with MC Mary Kom (File Photo)(BFI)
India women’s boxing Performance Director Raffaele Bergamasco with MC Mary Kom (File Photo)(BFI)
Updated on May 03, 2019 08:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aritra Mukherjee

Vijender Singh : I can’t quit boxing, it’s in my blood’

Olympian pugilist Vijender Singh, who is contesting elections on a Congress ticket, says boxing will remain his first love.
Boxer Vijender Singh is preparing to contest the general election from the South Delhi constituency on a Congress ticket.(Gokul VS/HT)
Boxer Vijender Singh is preparing to contest the general election from the South Delhi constituency on a Congress ticket.(Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi

Khelo India Youth Games: Boxing helps Pune’s Akash Gorkha punch above his weight

Akash’s father Ramesh, who shifted from Nepal to India 21 years back, is a security guard and found it hard to make ends meet in a family of four. His ambition was, however, to see his two sons get a better life.
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhishek Paul

IOC chief will ‘work hard’ for boxing in 2020 Games despite freeze

On Friday, the IOC said it was halting preparations for boxing at the 2020 Games and launched a probe into the sport’s troubled governing body -- the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP)
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 02:13 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

Boxing on the ropes as IOC weighs Olympic future

Boxing already incurred the IOC’s wrath at the last Games in Rio, when all 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.
Representative image(PTI)
Representative image(PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 09:22 AM IST
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Tokyo | By AFP

After Asian Games low, Indian women’s boxing on a high at World Championships

M C Mary Kom (48kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg) have assured themselves of at least a bronze by reaching the semifinals.
New Delhi: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom reacts after defeating China's Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of women's light flyweight.(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom reacts after defeating China's Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of women's light flyweight.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 02:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Boxing will survive the test of time: Billy Walsh

The recent years have been turbulent for boxing with the international boxing federation caught in an administrative mess.
File picture of Billy Walsh(Sportsfile via Getty Images)
File picture of Billy Walsh(Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 09:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Boxing will survive the test of time: Billy Walsh

Currently touring India with the US team, Billy Walsh is optimistic that boxing will survive the current impasse that has put the sport’s future in doubt for the Tokyo Olympics.
As head coach of Ireland boxing, Billy Walsh has taken the sport to new heights in his native country.(Getty Images)
As head coach of Ireland boxing, Billy Walsh has taken the sport to new heights in his native country.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
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