Friday, December 14, 2018

2nd Junior Boxing Nationals to begin in Mohali today, Haryana touted as favourites

Over 750 boxers, including 300 in the women’s section, will participate in the BFI 2nd Junior National Championships, beginning at the Chandigarh University, Mohali, today. The event organised by the Punjab Boxing Association gives an opportunity to the young pugilists...

Inquiry initiated into World Boxing Body, could lead to withdrawal from Olympics

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today decided to initiate an inquiry into the International Boxing Association (AIBA). This is the initiation of a procedure which can lead to the withdrawal of recognition for AIBA....

What the Boxing World Championships taught us about scoring in the sport

Apart from the fact that a relatively young and inexperienced team brought back four medals of varying colours at the recently concluded AIBA Boxing Women's World Championships where they were least expected to, two other not-so-positive instances stood out...

At 35, what fuels Mary Kom’s urge to keep going

If you saw the 48 kg category final clash of the Women's Boxing World Championships at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor stadium on Saturday, you might not have realised that there was an age difference of 13 years between the...

Sonia Chahal: The ‘other’ World Boxing medalist

On November 24, the legendary Mary Kom played the first bout of the finals at the AIBA Women’s World Championships in Delhi. The Indoor Stadium, the scene of the fight that would set the veteran boxer a notch beyond...

Why Mary Kom deserves the Bharat Ratna

“Mary Mary…” As the excitement levels reached a pinnacle and the vociferous cheers reached a crescendo inside the K.D Jadhav Indoor Stadium, Mary Kom remained a figure of composed determination as she walked out in the finals of the World...

Elated Sonia Chahal sets eyes on the final prize

India got 50 per cent of its script going right and, following the footsteps of M.C. Mary Kom, Sonia Chahal stormed into the final of the 57 kg class, while Simranjit Kaur had to satisfy herself with the bronze...

Mary Kom thanks fans, asks for more prayers

MC Mary Kom may be just a bout away from what could be her sixth dream world title ever since she made her return to the rings in recent times. But with the crowd’s chant of ‘Mary, Mary’ renting...

Women’s Boxing World C’ships: Four Indians enter medal round

India couldn’t have asked for a better opening to their medal aspirations at home as five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom not only provided the best start but also led four of her compatriots into the medal round at...

Good day for Indian boxing as seven women secure quarter final berth at World Championships

Kellie Harrington from Ireland stopped what could have been a Perfect 10 for India when Sarita Devi got a split verdict against her (2-3) in the lightweight (60 kg) category as the 28-year-old Irish woman in the 10th AIBA...