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Boxer Vijender Singh joins protesting wrestlers, questions PM's silence

On Thursday, several of India's top wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia participated in the sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar that began on Wednesday.

Boxer Vijender Singh at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.(Source: @boxervijender)
Boxer Vijender Singh at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.(Source: @boxervijender)
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 02:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Disha Patani's viral kickboxing video on Run BTS by BTS is perfect fitness inspo

Disha Patani drops a viral video of hers, kickboxing to Run BTS by Korean boy band BTS, and that is all the Monday motivation and fitness inspo we need to take us through the rest of the week. Check health benefits of the exercise inside

Disha Patani's viral kickboxing video on Run BTS by BTS is perfect fitness inspo (Twitter/DishPatani/Shifz17)
Disha Patani's viral kickboxing video on Run BTS by BTS is perfect fitness inspo (Twitter/DishPatani/Shifz17)
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 05:51 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Aarif Wani hopes to inspire J & K boxers with medal at nationals

With the career not taking off, he completed the NIS coaching course, but a podium finish at the Hisar meet has raised his hopes

Aarif Wani won bronze in his category in Hisar.(Twitter)
Aarif Wani won bronze in his category in Hisar.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 09:43 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Focus on meets over trials, says Indian boxing HPD Bernard Dunne

The Irish High Performance Director says he wants to help the boxers focus on growth—improve conditioning, nutrition and weight management

Bernard Dunne (left) with BFI President(BFI)
Bernard Dunne (left) with BFI President(BFI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 10:02 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Inspired by Sarita Devi, Bishwamitra cruises to maiden Nationals title

The 19-year-old, nephew of the three-time Worlds medallist, announced his arrival on the senior circuit with a flyweight gold

The national title will only add to Bishwamitra Chongtham's confidence as he prepares for bigger challenges(Twitter)
The national title will only add to Bishwamitra Chongtham's confidence as he prepares for bigger challenges(Twitter)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 10:54 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Boxing Nationals: Organisers leave boxers in cold with no warm-up area

Top teams like Railways, and Services put up makeshift tents that boxers were using as warm-up areas but others were left to fend for themselves

A national-level coach slammed the poor organisation of the Men’s National Championships.
A national-level coach slammed the poor organisation of the Men’s National Championships.
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 07:06 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Kaushik in national boxing quarters, on course to face Shiva Thapa

The prime contenders in the lightwelter category will meet in an anticipated semi-final clash if they win their next bout.

Known for his technical skills and calm temperament, Kaushik soon established himself as India’s No.1 boxer in lightwelter.
Known for his technical skills and calm temperament, Kaushik soon established himself as India’s No.1 boxer in lightwelter.
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 11:36 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, Hisar

Boxing Nationals: Panghal sits out, Shiva and Kaushik to renew rivalry

Focus will be on Olympic weight categories with Asian Games, a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics, scheduled in September-October 2023

The light welterweight (63.5kg) will see fierce rivals Shiva Thapa and Tokyo Olympian Manish Kaushik in action
The light welterweight (63.5kg) will see fierce rivals Shiva Thapa and Tokyo Olympian Manish Kaushik in action
Published on Dec 30, 2022 11:10 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Indian boxers anxious as sport faces uncertainty in Paris 2024

The feud between International Olympic Committee and International Boxing Association continues to intensify with the next Olympics fast approaching

 Indian boxers won medals from three of the last three Olympics and are hopeful of finishing on the podium in the Paris capital.(AP)
Indian boxers won medals from three of the last three Olympics and are hopeful of finishing on the podium in the Paris capital.(AP)
Updated on Dec 25, 2022 11:30 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Boxer Vishwanath fulfils father’s dream with world youth title

The Chennai boxer beat Philippines’ Ronel Suyom to win the 48kg class at the Youth World Championships

Vishwanath was introduced to boxing aged 12 by Suresh
Vishwanath was introduced to boxing aged 12 by Suresh
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:18 AM IST

Lovlina leads India's goldrush in Asian Championships

Tokyo bronze medallist punches her way to form with a dominant win in final.

Lovlina Borgohain(PTI)
Lovlina Borgohain(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 12:07 AM IST

IBA president Kremlev confident of boxing's future at Olympics

Kremlev was re-elected as the IBA boss in May after his opponent, Dutchman Boris van der Vorst, was barred from running against him.

New Delhi: IBA President Umar Kremlev during a press conference of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to welcome him, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
(PTI11_09_2022_000157B)(PTI)
New Delhi: IBA President Umar Kremlev during a press conference of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to welcome him, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI11_09_2022_000157B)(PTI)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 08:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Smart gloves, mouthguards, digital review--boxing's punch for clean scoring

The world boxing body is taking steps to address controversies in its scoring system and work towards the sport retaining its place in the Olympics.

From (R) BFI President Ajay Singh, IBA President Umar Kremlev (R) and boxing star Nikhat Zareen at the press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 9, 2022(BFI)
From (R) BFI President Ajay Singh, IBA President Umar Kremlev (R) and boxing star Nikhat Zareen at the press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 9, 2022(BFI)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 10:53 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

India have talent, hunger to win more Olympic medals: Dunne

India's new high performance director on how he wants to set the right processes in place to allow the boxers to shine

Irish boxing legend Bernard Dunne (left) with BFI President(BFI)
Irish boxing legend Bernard Dunne (left) with BFI President(BFI)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 07:36 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Indian boxing: Irish great Bernard Dunne named High Performance Director

A renowned name in the world of boxing, Dunne will be joining the Indian team following a successful five-year stint with Irish Athletic Boxing Association, serving in the same position.

Irish boxing legend Bernard Dunne (left) with BFI President(BFI)
Irish boxing legend Bernard Dunne (left) with BFI President(BFI)
Published on Oct 17, 2022 04:58 PM IST
PTI |

Boxing coach surprises down syndrome student with new shoes. Watch his reaction

A boxing coach had promised one of his students to gift him new shoes. Watch his adorable reaction inside.

Boxing coach surprised his student.(Instagram/@manuel.boxing)
Boxing coach surprised his student.(Instagram/@manuel.boxing)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 12:40 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Sara Ali Khan sweats it out with fun boxing session in new video: Watch here

Sara Ali Khan exercised at the gym by indulging in a fun boxing session with her coach. Recently, the star posted a video of her training on Instagram, to which her coach had a hilarious reply, "You had fun I was just beaten."

Sara Ali Khan sweats it out with fun boxing session in new video, her coach says ‘you had fun I was just beaten’(Instagram)
Sara Ali Khan sweats it out with fun boxing session in new video, her coach says ‘you had fun I was just beaten’(Instagram)
Published on Aug 22, 2022 04:49 PM IST

CWG 2022: Lovlina fails to rise but Panghal powers on

India's Olympic medallist crashed out in the quarters but the other boxers assured themselves of medals.

Lovlina Borgohain lost but Amit Panghal ensured another medal for India in boxing at CWG 2022. (Getty/AP)
Lovlina Borgohain lost but Amit Panghal ensured another medal for India in boxing at CWG 2022. (Getty/AP)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 11:13 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Birmingham

Watch: Boxer Sanjeet's shock reaction after controversial decision in CWG 2022

India boxer Sanjeet was left stunned in the ring following a split decision in the men's 92 kg Round of 16 at the Commonwealth Games 2022. 

Sanjeet could not believe what had happened. (Screengrab)
Sanjeet could not believe what had happened. (Screengrab)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 02:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Haryana walk away with Khelo Games title

The hosts finished on top thanks to their dominance in boxing and wrestling.

Champions Haryana with Khelo India Youth Games trophy
Champions Haryana with Khelo India Youth Games trophy
Published on Jun 13, 2022 10:39 PM IST
By, Panchkula

With Indian coaches making their mark, foreign footprint in NSF's is reducing

Growing expectations and a result-oriented approach are making federations to bide their time.

Boxing generic image(Getty Images)
Boxing generic image(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 11:08 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Disciplined Dmitry Bivol stuns Canelo Alvarez to retain world title

All three judges scored the fight 115-113 in Bivol's favour at the end of 12 rounds as the Mexican was handed only the second loss of his career, nine years after he was beaten by Floyd Mayweather in November 2013.

Dimitry Bivol(USA TODAY Sports)
Dimitry Bivol(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on May 08, 2022 01:55 PM IST
Reuters |

Govind Sahani’s mantra: No waiting game, no weight too heavy

Fresh from winning the lightfly final in the Thailand Open, the quick-punching boxer is ready to move up to the tough 51kg in a bid to qualify for the Asian and Commonwealth Games.

Govind Sahani poses after winning gold at the Thailand Open(PTI)
Govind Sahani poses after winning gold at the Thailand Open(PTI)
Published on Apr 11, 2022 10:59 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Karishma Tanna's HIIT training with hubby Varun Bangera is couple workout goals

Karishma Tanna sweats it out in the gym with hubby Varun Bangera and their kickboxing session along with HIIT training is all the fitness inspo and couple workout goals we need to take us through the rest of the week | Check viral video and health benefits of the exercise inside

Karishma Tanna's HIIT training with hubby Varun Bangera is couple workout goals (Intagram/karishmaktanna)
Karishma Tanna's HIIT training with hubby Varun Bangera is couple workout goals (Intagram/karishmaktanna)
Updated on Apr 07, 2022 08:26 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Thailand Open boxing: Amit Panghal in semis, four enter final

The 52kg boxer is competing in his first tournament since a first-round exit in the Tokyo Olympics

File photo of Amit Panghal.(REUTERS)
File photo of Amit Panghal.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 09:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Young Indian boxers packing a powerful punch

After a bagful of medals at the Asian Junior and Youth meet in Jordan, India’s young guns are eyeing World Youth Championships later this year.

India's Youth girls returned with 12 medals at the Asian Junior and Youth Championship in Amman, Jordan. Overall, the country won 39 medals at the event.(BFI)
India's Youth girls returned with 12 medals at the Asian Junior and Youth Championship in Amman, Jordan. Overall, the country won 39 medals at the event.(BFI)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 10:01 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Asian Youth, Junior Boxing C'ships: Nivedita, Tamanna infinals, Renu gets bronze

Last edition's silver medallists, Nivedita and Tamanna registered contrasting victories in their respective semi-finals. While Nivedita had to work hard against Thailand's Runrarit Graisee during her 4-1 win in the 48kg, Tamanna (50kg) produced a dominating performance.

Nivedita Karki (in Red) in action during the youth women's 48kg semi-finals at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.(ASBC)
Nivedita Karki (in Red) in action during the youth women's 48kg semi-finals at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.(ASBC)
Published on Mar 09, 2022 09:37 PM IST
ANI | , Amman [jordan]

Mahi, Palak, 2 more Indians enter final of Asian Youth & Junior Boxing C'ships

Mahi Siwach and Palak Zambre alongside two more Indian junior girls registered sensational victories and entered finals at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday. 

Mahi Siwach poses with the coaches after her semi-finals win on Tuesday. (ASBC)
Mahi Siwach poses with the coaches after her semi-finals win on Tuesday. (ASBC)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 08:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Vishwanath, Raman storm into semis at Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships

Indian boxers Vishwanath Suresh and Raman dished out stunning performances to enter the youth men’s semi-finals at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Monday.

Vishwanath Suresh with his coaches and Raman. (AIBA)
Vishwanath Suresh with his coaches and Raman. (AIBA)
Published on Mar 07, 2022 08:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nikhat Zareen, Nitu clinch gold medals at Strandja Boxing Tournament

Nikhat bagged her second gold medal at Europe's oldest international boxing tournament with a 4-1 win in the women's 52kg final. She had previously won the Strandja Memorial title in 2019.

India's boxer Nikhat Zareen poses with her coaches after entering the finals of the 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.(PTI)
India's boxer Nikhat Zareen poses with her coaches after entering the finals of the 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.(PTI)
Published on Feb 27, 2022 09:06 PM IST
ANI | , Sofia
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