Akhil Kumar

CWG: Why obsession with foreign coaches? asks Akhil Kumar, Moraad Ali Khan

CWG: Why obsession with foreign coaches? asks Akhil Kumar, Moraad Ali Khan

The former Asian Games and Olympic quarterfinalist, however, saw nothing wrong in men's chief coach S R Singh and his women's team counterpart Shiv Singh being left out of the CWG contingent.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
I like bit of dictatorship but in a positive way, says Arjuna Awardee boxer Akhil Kumar

I like bit of dictatorship but in a positive way, says Arjuna Awardee boxer Akhil Kumar

Indian boxing's national observer will again take to the ring as a pro-boxer in a tournament hosted by Hope and Glory Boxing in association with WBC and Boxing Premier League in New Delhi on February 10.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Battleground Aisa: Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar start pro-careers with technical knock-outs

Battleground Aisa: Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar start pro-careers with technical knock-outs

It was a night to remember for the 'Class of 2008' as another Beijing quarter-finalist Jitender Kumar also marked his debut with a technical knock-out of Thanet Likhitkamporn in the lightweight category.

Aug 05, 2017, 21:18 PM IST
Indian Olympians Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar set to make Pro-Boxing debuts in April

Indian Olympians Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar set to make Pro-Boxing debuts in April

Akhil and Jitender, who are serving as Deputy Superintendent of police with Haryana Government, have recently got the permission to turn professional.

Feb 19, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Vijender Singh to fight for 2nd title with China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali

Vijender Singh to fight for 2nd title with China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali

Vijender so far has eight wins under his belt with seven of them being Knockout triumphs

Feb 16, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Caught in a 'Red-Tape': Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar's wait for pro debut continues

Caught in a 'Red-Tape': Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar's wait for pro debut continues

Both Akhil and Jitender were quarterfinalists in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and are also Asian Championships bronze-medallist

Dec 12, 2016, 16:29 PM IST
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.

Nov 17, 2016, 18:18 PM IST
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.

Nov 14, 2016, 23:43 PM IST
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.

Nov 08, 2016, 17:43 PM IST
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.

Nov 08, 2016, 15:37 PM IST
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.

Oct 25, 2016, 16:29 PM IST
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.

May 17, 2016, 11:13 AM IST
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.

Aug 16, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

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.

Jul 08, 2015, 12:21 PM IST
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.

May 21, 2015, 13:15 PM IST
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.

Feb 03, 2015, 18:53 PM IST
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.

Jan 07, 2015, 12:19 PM IST
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.

Oct 28, 2014, 21:19 PM IST
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.

Sep 24, 2014, 18:00 PM IST
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.

Sep 14, 2014, 16:51 PM IST

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