Blas Iglesias Fernandes

Sarita Devi banned for a year but career saved

Sarita Devi banned for a year but career saved

 Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi was on Wednesday handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games but the punishment is unlikely to hurt her career too badly as she would be available to compete in the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.

Dec 17, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Indian boxing going through its toughest phase: Fernandes

International suspension coupled with the drug scandal that maligned Vijender Singh, has left Indian boxing grappling with its most "difficult phase" ever, says Blas Iglesias Fernandes.

May 13, 2013, 14:35 PM IST

Missed my daughter`s wedding to train Indian boxers: Fernandes

He has been around for so long that India`s Cuban boxing coach Blas Iglesias Fernandes doesn`t even consider himself a foreigner anymore so much so that he skipped his only daughter`s wedding to train Vijender Singh and Co at the national camp.

Jul 13, 2012, 09:13 AM IST