AIBA World Boxing Championship: Shiva Thapa Loses Box-Off

In a last hope for India at the Olympic Qualifications, Shiva Thapa lost the box-off to Belarusian Dzmitry Asanau. The loss adds further woes to the Indian after his loss in the semi-finals to Uzbekistan’s Akhmadaliev. Shiva Thapa lost 3-0 “The first two rounds were very close. Shiva had the edge and dominated but the

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Sports Stats Weekly: Indian Pro Boxing Stars

Recently turned pro, Indian boxer Vijender Singh enjoyed a successful opening fight against Sonny Whiting. This win and its live broadcast in India was a good start for promotion of pro-boxing in the country. Many would think Vijender Singh is the first Indian Pro boxing star and there will be some counter arguments to it

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AIBA World Boxing: Shiva Thapa Settles For Bronze

Shiva Thapa is now the third Indian pugilist to win a medal at the World Championships after Vijender Singh (Bronze, 2009) and Vikas Krishan Yadav (Bronze, 2011). Shiva Thapa in the hunt for Olympic berth Losing the semi-final to Uzbekistan’s Murodjan Akhmadaliev makes the Indian youngster’s Olympic journey a bit longer. Shiva will now fight

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Combat Sportsperson Of The Week: Pradeep Singh Sihag

In this week’s edition of Combat Sportsperson, let us talk about another Indian boxer who is a veteran in the professional ring at the age of 28. Pradeep Singh Sihag took to professional boxing at the age of 18 and has achieved enough for being regarded as successful in the arena. Representing India and the

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AIBA World Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa Assures Medal

Shiva Thapa’s win in the quarter-finals makes him the third Indian to win a medal at the World Boxing Championships. Thapa’s win over Hakan Erseker of Qatar puts him just one win away from a confirmed berth in India’s Olympic contingent next year. Shiva Thapa to fight a lone battle Shiva’s compatriots Vikas Krishan and

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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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How Will You Remember Floyd Mayweather?

What is the first thing that pokes up into our mind when we hear the name ‘Floyd Mayweather’? Is it his arrogance? his decorated boxing career? Is it his perfect 49-0 career or his infamous fight with Manny Pacquiao? These are the typical scenarios that come running into our minds when we hear his name. Mayweather

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AIBA World Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa Wins By Knock-out

Both Indians in the AIBA World Boxing Championships played one of their finest games tonight. Very few would have expected the Indian duo of Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan Yadav to overcome their opponents in the pre-quarter-finals of the World Boxing Championships, but the two proved the pundits wrong, taking India one step close to

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Sports Stats Weekly: Indian Boxing Stars (Men)

Indian Boxing is traversing the path to stardom with acclamation and awards at the continental and the world level. Since Vijender Singh won India a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there has been a spur of athletes who have chosen the sport as a career and put India in a good position. India

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AIBA World Boxing Championship: Madan Lal Exits

Indian boxer Madan Lal became India’s third casualty at the ongoing AIBA World Boxing Championship. Lal faced Vincenzo Picardi of Italy and failed to make a mark for himself in the ring. The Indian did his level best in the opening round, targeting his opponent’s torso with his jabs and uppercuts. Picardi’s experience in the

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