reportboxinga month ago

World Boxing Championships | Gaurav Bidhuri assures India's first medal by making the semis

Gaurav Bidhuri beat Bilel Mhamdi in the quarter finals of the ongoing World Boxing Championships to assure India its first medal at the event.  On the other hand, Kavinder Singh Bisht and Amit Panghal both bowed out of the tournament on Monday after losing their respective quarterfinals.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing2 months ago

Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar clinch Gold at Czech Boxing Tournament

Asian Games silver-medalist Shiva Thapa and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Manoj Kumar won gold after winning their respective bouts in the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in the Czech Republic. In total, India claimed five golds, two silvers and one bronze at the event.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing2 months ago

Shiva Thapa and three other boxers enter semifinals of Czech boxing tournament

Indian boxing sensation Shiva Thapa has assured himself of winning at least a bronze medal at the ongoing Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in the Czech Republic. Thapa entered the semifinals, while other three Indians were also given assurance of bronze medals after getting byes.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxinga year ago

Boxing is dying : Manoj Kumar calls for PM Modi’s intervention in Indian boxing mess

Light welterweight boxer Manoj Kumar has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clean up the administrative mess in Indian boxing. The 29-year-old, who bowed out in the pre-quarters at Rio, also believes that he would have won a medal for the country if there was a boxing federation.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxinga year ago

Without a federation, we are orphans: Boxing Coach Gurbax appeals to Indian officials

After India failed to win a medal in boxing at the recently concluded Rio Olympics, coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has said that he is ready to take “moral responsibility” for the medal-less campaign. The coach also lamented about the lack of an effective federation for the poor show at Rio.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxinga year ago

Olympic Games boxing draw : Shiva Thapa handed over a challenging start

India has sent a significantly reduced boxing contingent to the Olympics this time around, and all three of them will face challenging tests in their respective Round-of-32 matches. India's biggest hope in boxing, Shiva Thapa, will face World No.6 Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in his opening bout.
Amlan Majumdar
newsboxinga year ago

Shiva Thapa : I have spent last 4 years in making myself tougher and better

Indian boxing sensation Shiva Thapa has spoken about the challenges of fighting without a boxing federation in a candid interview with ToI. The 22-year-old, who will be one of the three Indian boxers to participate in Rio, also described how he has improved since his outing in London.
Amlan Majumdar
newsboxinga year ago

8 boxers in 2012 to just 1 in Rio Olympics : Coach Sandhu Blames infighting

Chief national coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu on Friday blamed the incessant warring in Indian boxing as the reason behind India's sad state at the Rio Olympics. From sending an 8-member team to London, India will send a lone warrior in Shiva Thapa after warring factions played havoc on the sport.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newsboxinga year ago

Vijender Singh’s Olympic hopes rest in Vikas Krishan’s hands

Days after AIBA allowed professional boxers in Olympics, Vijender Singh has decided to take a shot at Olympic qualification by participating in the qualifiers to be held in Venezuela. But he would stand a chance only if Vikas Krishan fails to qualify through the qualifier in Baku.
Saketh RVK
reportboxinga year ago

Shiva Thapa qualifies for Olympics; Mary Kom crashes out

World championship bronze medallist Shiva Thapa qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics on Thursday after winning silver in the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament. However, top-seed Mary Kom crashed out in the semi-final of the women’s 51kg category after losing to Ren Cancan of China.
Arun S Kaimal