reportboxing3 months ago

Vijender knocks out Cheka to retain Asia Pacific title

Veteran Francis Cheka wanted to teach Vijender Singh a thing or two about professional boxing, but the Indian knocked him out in only the third round of the ten-round bout. The defending champion’s punches found their mark more often than not forcing Cheka to retire early with a technical knockout. 
SportsCafe Desk
reportboxing8 months ago

Pride of India Vijender Singh smashes his way to win WBO Asia Pacific title

Just a year after entering pro boxing, Vijender Singh has made the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship his own with a scintillating win over former European champion Kerry Hope at the Thyagaraj Complex, Delhi, on Saturday. The 30-year-old won by a unanimous decision by the three judges.
Amlan Majumdar
reportboxing9 months ago

AIBA Olympic Qualifiers | Devendro Singh fails to qualify for Rio

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh’s hopes of making it to Rio Olympics ended on Friday after he lost his semi-final bout to Samuel Heredia 0-3 at Baku, Azerbaijan. Earlier, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan had qualified for the Olympics from the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament.
Saketh RVK
reportboxing9 months ago

AIBA Olympic Qualifiers | Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar qualify for Olympics

Indian pugilists Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics on Thursday after entering the semi-finals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku in the 64kg and 75kg category respectively. Both Manoj and Vikas are now assured of a medal in the tournament.
Arun S Kaimal
reportboxing9 months ago

AIBA Olympic Qualifiers | Devendro Singh and Vikas Krishan close in on Rio berth

After Manoj Kumar and Sumit Sangwan reached the quarters of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament, Devendro Singh booked his place in the semis of the 49kg category, and Vikas Krishan (75kg category) reached the quarters on Tuesday in Azerbaijan. Devendro is now assured of a medal in this tournament.
Amlan Majumdar
reportboxing9 months ago

AIBA Olympic Qualifiers | Devendro Singh storms into quarters; Manoj Kumar enters last-16

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh advanced to the quarters of the AIBA World Olympic Qualification tournament in Baku on Monday in the 49kg category. Another Indian, Manoj Kumar, also entered the last-16 of the event in the 64kg after defeating Mohamed Eslam Ahmed Aly of Egypt.
Arun S Kaimal
reportboxing10 months ago

Sonia Lather settles for Silver at Women's World Boxing Championship

Indian female pugilist Sonia Lather put up a valiant fight and brought India its only medal from the Boxing Championship final on Friday evening at Astana. Boxing in the 57-kg category, Sonia lost to Italian opponent and top-seed Alessia Mesiano, who won the clash 2-1 to clinch the gold medal.
Debarshee Mitra
reportboxing10 months ago

Women's World Boxing Championship: Sonia Lather punches her way to final

Featherweight boxer Sonia Lather defeated Aizhan Khojabekova of Kazakhstan in the semi-final of the 2016 Women's World Boxing Championship at Astana on Thursday to enter the final. With the win, Sonia stands just one win away from ending India’s six-year-old gold medal drought at the event.
Arun S Kaimal
reportboxing10 months ago

Mary Kom, Sarita Devi fail to qualify for Olympics after 2nd round exit

Mary Kom and Sarita Devi have failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics after being knocked out in the 2nd round of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Astana on Saturday. The former, who is one of the eight ambassadors for the Championship, lost 0-2 to Azize Nimani of Germany in a tight bout.
Amlan Majumdar
reportboxing10 months ago

Women's World Boxing Championship: Indian eves continue their winning start

Four Indian pugilists were in action on Friday at Astana and three of them made it through to the pre-quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championship. Pooja Rani, Sonia Lather and Zareen Nikhat won their respective bouts, while Meena Rani became the first Indian to be knocked out of the competition.
Amlan Majumdar