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Akhil Kumar meets Haryana Sports Minister to seek assistance in turning Pro

Akhil Kumar meets Haryana Sports Minister to seek assistance in turning Pro

Jitender Kumar, a former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist who is also a Haryana Police DSP, will also be turning professional alongside Akhil.

Vijender Singh's title defence bout: Everything you need to know — Date, time, venue, opponent, weight class

Vijender Singh's title defence bout: Everything you need to know — Date, time, venue, opponent, weight class

The fight night will also feature top Indian boxers, including Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar, make their pro-boxing debut.

Vijender Singh to defend WBO title on December 17; Akhil, Jitender Kumar make their pro-boxing debut

Vijender Singh to defend WBO title on December 17; Akhil, Jitender Kumar make their pro-boxing debut

Vijender's UK-based promoters Queensberry Promotions' Francis Warren said the India boxer's career has been peaking perfectly.

Akhil, Jitender Kumar seek Haryana Police nod for comeback to ring

Akhil, Jitender Kumar seek Haryana Police nod for comeback to ring

Both Akhil and Jitender are expected to make their professional debuts next month.

Akhil, Jitender Kumar target pro circuit through Vijender Singh's IOS

Akhil, Jitender Kumar target pro circuit through Vijender Singh's IOS

Vijender, unbeaten in the circuit with 7 wins, is currently based in Manchester but made a smash-hit homecoming in July by winning the WBO title.

Rio Olympics: Is Narsingh Yadav scared of facing Sushil Kumar in trial? Asks boxer Akhil Kumar

Rio Olympics: Is Narsingh Yadav scared of facing Sushil Kumar in trial? Asks boxer Akhil Kumar

Ace Indian boxer Akhil Kumar has backed two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar saying that there should be fresh trials between him and Narsingh Yadav for the 74kg Olympic berth.

Didn't expect the Arjuna Award so early: Mandeep Jangra

Didn't expect the Arjuna Award so early: Mandeep Jangra

Surprised and elated in equal measure after becoming the only boxer to be picked for the Arjuna Awards this year, the fast-rising Mandeep Jangra says he never expected to come this far given that not many, apart from his mentor Akhil Kumar, had faith in him.

More confident of myself after Oz training stint: Mandeep Jangra

 Back from a month-long training trip to Australia with his mentor Akhil Kumar, Commonwealth Games silver medal-winning Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra said the stint has helped him get over long-standing anxiety as he gears up for the Olympic qualifiers later this year.

Akhil-Dilbagh tussle in defamation suit heats up

Akhil-Dilbagh tussle in defamation suit heats up

The court battle between boxers Akhil Kumar and Dilbagh Singh over a defamation suit filed by the former has become uglier with the Chandigarh District Court issuing warrants against mediapersons in whose presence the "slanderous" comments were made.

Fernandez's departure won't affect Indian boxing: Akhil Kumar

Fernandez's departure won't affect Indian boxing: Akhil Kumar

The two-year AIBA ban on coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez and his subsequent departure for home will not affect Indian boxing much as the sport will move on, Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning pugilist Akhil Kumar asserted Tuesday.

Senior Men's Boxing Nationals to start tomorrow

Senior Men's Boxing Nationals to start tomorrow

The big names would be missing in action but more than 300 boxers would be vying for the top honours when the 60th National Championships are held here from Thursday after a gap of more than two years.

Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi

Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi

Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony.

Akhil Kumar dominates, Shiva Thapa walks into 2nd round of Asiad boxing

Akhil Kumar dominates, Shiva Thapa walks into 2nd round of Asiad boxing

Comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) pummelled his Nepalese rival Purna Bahadur Lama before notching up a Technical Knockout triumph while Shiva Thapa (56kg) merely had to show up to enter the second round as Indian boxers began their Asian Games campaign on a winning note here on Wednesday.

Teacher Akhil Kumar, pupil Mandeep Jangra get set for same exam at Asiad

Teacher Akhil Kumar, pupil Mandeep Jangra get set for same exam at Asiad

Ever heard of a teacher and a student appearing for the same exam? Well, come Asian Games, the boxing ring will present one such instance when the Indian duo of mentor Akhil Kumar and protege Mandeep Jangra fight it out for medals in their respective categories.

Akhil Kumar back in men's team, Mary Kom in women's boxing squad for Asian Games

Akhil Kumar back in men's team, Mary Kom in women's boxing squad for Asian Games

All but written off after a string of injuries wrecked havoc on his career four years ago, enigmatic boxer Akhil Kumar Wednesday staged a remarkable comeback to make the 10-member Indian men's team for the Asian Games scheduled to be held from September 19 in Incheon, Korea.

Akhil Kumar credits coaches for his comeback

Back in the reckoning after an injury-forced sabbatical of nearly two years, 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist boxer Akhil Kumar said his coaches and support staff helped him fight through the slow and painful grind of rehabilitation.

Vijender, Akhil among 42 probables for CWG and Asian Games

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and veteran Akhil Kumar made it to the 42-member core-group probables for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Asian Games in Incheon.

Akhil Kumar back in the ring

Laid low by several injury breakdowns, former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Indian boxer Akhil Kumar is all set to return to the ring with the All India Police Games starting on Monday in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Dinesh, 2 other boxers allege bias in World C`ship trials

The selection of the Indian team for the World Boxing Championships has run into a controversy with three pugilists, including Arjuna awardee Dinesh Kumar, threatening to take the panel to court even as Olympian Akhil Kumar vowed to sue one of them for dragging his name into the furore.

Athletes welcome DA credit to bank accounts

Athletes who have often suffered from administrative high-handedness in Indian sports have welcomed the government`s move to credit their daily allowances to their bank accounts.