Exclusive – Vijender Singh Talks About His Upcoming Fight

Very few athletes have managed to captivate fans like the Indian pugilist from Haryana, Vijender Singh. Ever since his exploits at the 2008 Olympics, Vijender has been considered the torch bearer of alternate sports in India. Sports that have had to take a back seat due to the popularity of cricket in the country but

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Is India Ready To Embrace Combat Sports

“Blood sport”, “violent”, “graphic”… these are the terms often associated with combat sports. When you’re a global juggernaut trying to find your way into a new market, it often takes years to completely understand the mentality of the people and the likelihood of the business to thrive. Unfortunately, since a very young age, the children

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Vijender Singh Dominates In His Pro Debut

Vijender Singh, the Indian pugilist, whose professional debut has given the country a new sense of pride, and undoubtedly a new found interest in professional boxing, started off on a winning note at the Manchester Arena a couple of hours earlier today, in the middleweight category. The boxer from Haryana, who catapulted to fame after

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Josh Barnett: I Want To Introduce Kushti To The World

This weekend will witness yet another potential slugfest, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Japan. ‘Big Country’ Roy Nelson would look to put his demons to rest, and notch up a much needed victory, but his opponent, ‘The Warmaster’, Josh Barnett has his own score to settle. Josh has been away from the

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Mayweather – Berto: Dwindling Interest Among The Fans

Last weekend saw one of the greatest icons of this generation step inside the boxing ring for the very last time. The former welterweight champion, and arguably one of the greatest boxers of his time, Floyd “Money” Mayweather fought and won his last fight in Las Vegas. With the amount of buzz and interest generated

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UFC 191: Review And The Aftermath

This past weekend, UFC rolled out with UFC 191 live from Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson for the UFC Flyweight title. The co – main event saw Andrei Arlovski taking on Frank Mir. While both the bouts looked impressive, it was a fight on the prelims card

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Anthony Johnson Talks About UFC 191 And Coming To India

When we talk about knockout artists, and fighters who possess scary knockout power, Anthony Johnson’s name easily makes the cut. Johnson faced Daniel Cormier at UFC 187 for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title, and although Anthony started off impressively, knocking Cormier down in the very first round, Cormier came back to dominate the next

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Asian Boxing Championships: Fortune Favours The Indians

As many as six boxers from the Indian contingent were given first round byes, as the Indian boxers got off to a remarkable start in the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships. Vikas Krishan (75 kg), the Asian Games bronze medalist was seeded at second, while Manish Kaushik (60 kg) provided the impetus by winning his first

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Undisputed Queen Of MMA: Ronda And Her Claim To Fame

Last weekend, Ronda stretched her winning streak, as well as her legacy when she battered and bruised Bethe Correia at UFC 190. Heading into the fight, Bethe vowed to put an end to Ronda’s meteoric rise to fame, while the bantamweight champion brushed off her threats. Fans were excited about the fight, not because it

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Doha International Boxing Tournament: India Runs Riot

The Indian contingent passed with flying colors at the International Boxing Tournament held in Doha, Qatar, which served as a test event for the upcoming World Championships later this year. With Devendro Singh advancing into the finals and India guaranteed of 7 medals heading into the final day of the tournament, a lot was expected

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