Top names in action at the Nationals

Winners to represent the country at the World championships In the absence of the boxers who competed in the Olympics, some top names — including Shiva Thapa, Mohammad Hussamuddin, Gaurav Bidhuri, Sanjeet and Deepak Kumar — will be seen in action in the National boxing championships starting at the Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) here […]


Sanjeet the Lion shows his class

Sanjeet’s 91kg title win has boosted his confidence Popular as ‘Sher’ among his peers for wearing a lion’s tattoo on his back, 24-year-old Sanjeet loves his newly-achieved status as an Asian champion following his lionhearted showing in Dubai. Sanjeet’s 91kg title win, India’s lone gold medal in the men’s section of the Asian championships, has […]


Boxing | Age is on my side, says Nikhat

Nikhat is gunning for glory in the Commonwealth Games next year. At 24, Nikhat Zareen has to be content watching the more illustrious contemporary and six-time world champion Mary Kom compete in the circuit. By her own confession, it is not an easy proposition as the Hyderabad boxer would have been the automatic choice in […]


Boxing | 21 test positive at women’s National camp

Indian women’s boxing’s High Performance Director Raffaele Bergamasco and head coach Mohammed Ali Qamar were among 21 campers who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here, but none of the infected pugilists were bound for the Tokyo Olympics. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has issued a statement to confirm the […]


Vijender suffers first loss as a professional

The Indian all at sea against Russia’s Lopsan in the ‘Battle on Ship’ Vijender Singh’s 12-match winning streak in pro boxing ended when he was beaten by Russia’s Artysh Lopsan in Goa on Friday. In the bout held on the rooftop of the Majestic Pride Casino ship and dubbed the ‘Battle on Ship’, the 26-year-old […]