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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Asian Boxing: Mandeep Jangra Advances To Pre Quarters

It took just over a minute for the Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra to push his rival out of the contest. Competing in the Welterweight 69 kg category, he won the bout 3-0 over Vietnam’s Vien Ngoc Huynh. Powerful right hook earns Mandeep Jangra the victory Mandeep Jangra dominated the fight from the word go, and

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Success At Asian Boxing Championships – Path To Rio

Shortages of international exposure and lack of proper facilities are some of the common problems faced by Indian boxers in recent times. However, there will be no excuses at the Asian Boxing Championships, which offers 66 quotas for the Doha World Championships for the taking. Indians put up a fantastic performance in the previous Asian

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Combat Sportsperson Of The Week: Venkatesan Devarajan

Venkatesan Devarajan was a world renowned boxer from India before the likes of Mary Kom, Vijender Singh and Akhil Kumar came into light. Born on 22nd July 1973, he represented India at both national and international levels, and has been a fighter in and out of the boxing ring. Venkatesan Devarajan hails from Chennai, and is

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Silver Medal Not Good Enough For Saweety Boora

Indian boxer Saweety Boora was up against home favourite Yang Xiaoli in the finals of the Asian Women’s Boxing championship. Saweety had just one objective in mind, to win the gold. Up against the boxer who stood between Saweety Boora and the gold medal at the women’s world boxing, the Indian was filled with vengeance.

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Asian Boxing Championships: Indian Women Assured Six Bronze

Indian women boxers, even with their limited exposure, announced to the sporting body they could compete at the highest levels. A ten member team was sent for the ongoing Asian Boxing Confederation Championships in Wulanchabu, China. Out of them six members have made it to the semis and assured a medal for the country. World

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Vijender Singh Turns Professional, Will Not Compete In Rio

Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh has ended his amateur career and turned professional. In turn, he will be ruled out of the Rio Olympics. Huge decision by Vijender Singh Vijender Singh was one of India’s biggest hopes for the upcoming Rio Olympics. However, he is no longer eligible for competing after the decision. “I’m excited

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Indian Boxers Win Presidents Cup

India has won the 22nd Presidents Cup Boxing Tournament held in Palembang, Indonesia after winning four gold medals and a bronze medal. Presidents Cup Win For the First Time This is India’s first ever triumph in the tournament and the team managed to pile up a total of 33 points. The total was enough for

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Haryana Boxer Rishu Mittal Forced To Work As Maid

In another case of misery for athletes from the state of Haryana, state boxing champion Rishu Mittal has been forced to work as a domestic help in a bid to continue her studies. The 16-year-old who hails from Kaithal, had won the gold in a state-level boxing meet and also represented the state in the

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Sarita Devi Banned For A Year By AIBA

Sarita Devi recently said, “I am confident that I will be able to take part in 2016 Rio Olympics and win a medal for my country,”