Boxing



Sonia Lather (left) raised her game after trailing Pwilao Basumatary in the first round of the women’s 60kg bout. The former won.

Punjab Panthers to clash with Gujarat Giants

NEW DELHI: Punjab Panthers stormed into the final of the Big Bout Indian Boxing League with an overwhelming 5-2 victory over a weak NE Rhinos team at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Complex here on…


Gold winner Shiva Thapa on the podium in Guwahati on Tuesday

Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar win gold, silver for Devendro

GUWAHATI: World Championship bronze medallist Shiva Thapa and former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Kumar clinched gold but Asian silver-medallist L. Devendro Singh suffered a heartbreak to be contended with silver at the Senior Men’s…


Star boxer Shiva Thapa en route to the final of the  National championship in Guwahati on Monday

Shiva Thapa, Manoj, Devendro storm into final

GUWAHATI: World Championships bronze medallist Shiva Thapa, Asian silver-medallist L Devendro Singh and former Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Manoj Kumar assured themselves of a silver medal after reaching the summit clash in their respective categories…


L. Devendro of Manipur (blue corner) in action in Guwahati on Sunday

Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar advance to quarterfinals

GUWAHATI: World Championships bronze medallist Shiva Thapa and Asian silver-medallist L Devendro Singh progressed to the quarterfinals with contrasting victories at the Senior Men’s National Boxing Championships here on Sunday. Two-time Olympian and local favourite Shiva,…


Vijender Singh is training hard for the next title defence on December 17 at  New Delhi

Vijender targets knockout in maiden title defence

NEW DELHI: Knockout king Vijender Singh’s maiden title defence is just a fortnight away and the champion is putting the final touches to his training ahead of another mega show at homeland. The WBO Asia…


Neeraja (red) stunned Nikhat Zareen in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Nikhat Zareen shocked, Sarjubala marches into final

HARIDWAR: World Championship silver medallist in 204, Sarjubala Devi of Manipur, is just one step away from her third National champion title after she reached the final of the 48kg category. It was curtains for former…


Nikhit Zareen of Telangana outboxed Manju Basumatary (in red) to reach the semifinals of the National women's boxing in Haridwar on Tuesday

Sarjubala, Nikhit Zareen move into semifinals

HARIDWAR: World championship silver medallist in 2014, Sarjubala Devi and former junior world champion Nikhit Zareen continued their good run and reached the semifinals of their respective weight categories in the Spicejet Women’s National Boxing Championship…


Jitender (left) and Akhil with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. They met the CM to seek his permission to turn pro in boxing

Akhil, Jitender to turn pro boxers, meet CM

NEW DELHI: Olympian boxer Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar met the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, on Friday at the Haryana Bhawan, here. Both the boxers met with the CM to seek permission, to…