Combat Sportsperson Of The Week: Sumit Sangwan

A young 22 year old pugilist from India has already made waves for the country at the international level. Emerging as one of the candidates for the 2012 London Olympics, Sumit Sangwan is already an experienced Olympian. With the Rio Olympics in sight the youngster would hope to make it his second Olympics and improve

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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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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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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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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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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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AIBA World Boxing Championships: Vikas, Shiva Through

The AIBA World Boxing Championships 2015 opened with promising performances from the Indian pugilists. Vikas Krishan and Shiva Thapa sailed through to the pre-quarters, while Manoj Kumar is going home after getting eliminated from the 64 Kg category. Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan outwit their opponents Shiva Thapa faced Algeria’s Khalil Litim in the opening

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2016 Rio Olympics Qualifiers: Schedule For Indian Boxing

The new rules for qualification that were introduced earlier this year have already made Indian Boxing team’s job difficult in their road to Rio.   The first Olympic qualification tournament, AIBA World Boxing Championships 2015 is set to begin next week in Qatar. The Indian Boxing team would be hopeful of putting up a good

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Combat Sportsperson Of The Week: Vijender Singh

Indian Boxing Champion Vijender Singh decided to turn Pro earlier this year. The move from the Olympic bronze medallist did not go well with the Indian fans and the Sports Ministry at the time. However, the air has now cleared and Vijender Singh is set to make his Pro debut later in October this year.

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Asian Boxing: Vikas Krishan Gunning For Gold

Satish Kumar, L Devendro Singh and Shiva Thapa lost their semi final bouts against their respective opponents to settle for the bronze and a place at the Doha World Championships. However, Vikas Krishan is the man for India, with the scope of winning the highest honours at the ongoing Asian Championships. Vikas won his semi-final

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