newsboxing9 months 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.
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newsboxing9 months 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.
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newsboxing10 months 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
newsboxing10 months 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
reportboxinga year ago

Olympic qualifiers: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa storm into semis

Indian pugilists Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa and Devendro Singh entered the semi-final of the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday after registering convincing wins. With the wins, the boxers are assured at least a bronze, but they will have to enter the final to confirm a ticket to Rio.
Arun S Kaimal
newsboxinga year ago

Boxer Shiva Thapa hungry for an Olympic berth

Indian pugilist Shiva Thapa on Wednesday said that he is hungry for a spot in the upcoming Rio Olympics and is raring to go in the Olympic qualifiers in March in China. Thapa had narrowly missed out on qualification for the Olympics last October after losing the play-off in the World Championships.
Nikhil Deshpande
reportboxing2 years ago

Thapa loses battle for Olympic quota at the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships

Shiva Thapa lost 0-3 to highly-rated Belarusian youngster Dzmitry Asanau in the bantam 56kg third-place box-off in the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championship in Doha. With this loss, the Indian missed out on an opportunity to seal his qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics
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