Shiva Thapa And 3 Boxers Eligible For Olympic Scholarships

India’s chances of getting a Boxing medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics took an interesting turn as four Indian boxers became eligible for the Olympic Scholarships. Shiva Thapa, Mandeep Jangra, Sumit Sangwan and Gaurav Bidhuri will receive $800 per month until August 2016 if they manage to Qualify for the Olympics. The Olympic Committee selected

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Vijender Singh vs Dean Gillen Ends In a Knockout Win For the Indian

Vijender Singh took the shortest route to a victory in his second professional bout with an impressive first round knock out of Dean Gillen. Just as easy as 1-2-3, Vijender Singh had Dean Gillen on the mat and his first in the air to signify a win via TKO (Knock out). Here is our minute

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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 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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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: Laishram Sarita Devi

Asian Championships, World Championships, Asian games medal and the Arjuna award sums up L Sarita Devi’s legacy. However, on the dark side, she refused to accept the bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Games and was suspended for a year. A suspension, that ends on the 1st of October 2015. L Sarita Devi almost certainly

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Asian Boxing Championship Recap: India Win Four Medals

The 2015 edition of Asian Boxing Championship proved fruitful for India as the nation came out with a silver and three bronze medals. At the start of the tournament, six Indian boxers got a bye in the first round. Olympic berths were up for grabs and the boxers had their eyes set on them. Shiva

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Asian Boxing Championships: Vikas Krishan Falls Short

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan brought his A – game against the reigning youth Olympic champion from Uzbekistan. However, lady luck was not on Krishan’s side, as he lost his bout 0-2 in the finals against Bektemir Melikuziev. The Indian contingent at the Asian Boxing Championships added a silver medal to their tally along with three bronze, taking the

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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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