Devendro through to last-16, Manoj loses in boxing at Asian Games 2014
Devendro through to last-16, Manoj loses in boxing at Asian Games 2014

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) entered the prequarters after getting a walkover but Manoj Kumar (64kg) bowed out with an opening round loss on a mixed day for Indian boxers at the Asian Games here today.

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.

AIBA observer to be present at Boxing India elections
AIBA observer to be present at Boxing India elections

Mired in controversies and postponed once, the much-anticipated elections to put in place India's new boxing federation will be overseen by an observer from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to ensure that free and fair polls are conducted on September 11.

IOA ad-hoc body fixes November for National C'ships
IOA ad-hoc body fixes November for National C'ships

The IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee, currently overseeing some affairs of Indian boxing, on Thursday fixed the Senior National Championships for both men and women in November even as state units voiced their concerns about the upcoming elections to constitute a new federation.

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.

Boxers may not compete under National flag in Asian Games: SAI Director General
Boxers may not compete under National flag in Asian Games: SAI Director General

With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Wednesday said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month.

Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar begin CWG campaigns with convincing wins

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar today made resounding start to their campaigns at the Commonwealth Games, winning their respective bouts with identical 3-0 scorelines, here.

Indian Boxers` grit set to be tested as tough CWG challenge begins

Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers` proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put through a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

Indian boxing coaches allowed at ringside at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Indian boxing coaches on Thursday heaved a sigh of relief after the Glasgow Commonwealth Games organisers confirmed, under the direction of world body AIBA, that they can sit with their wards during the bouts.

Boxing India elections postponed

The much-awaited elections of Boxing India, the group authorised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to run the sport in the country, have been postponed.

After out-witting Mary, Pinki feels pressure of expectations

She ousted none other than Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom to make the Commonwealth Games-bound Indian team but far from revelling in the new-found attention, Pinki Jangra says she has begun to feel the pressure of delivering a medal after her giant-slaying act in the trials.

Indian boxing facing crisis of talent: Mohd Ali Qamar

Indian boxing is staring at a crisis of talent due to the ongoing international termination as it has severely damaged the domestic structure which throws up new pugilists, feels the country`s first Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and national selector Mohammad Ali Qamar.

Youth boxers aim for medals, Olympic quota places at worlds

It`s an event where India`s medal count has only gone up with each edition and even though the current circumstances are the worst for Indian boxing, a group of seven boys and three girls is confident of delivering the nation`s best-ever show in the AIBA World Youth Championships.

Indian boxers Shiva, Sumit bag WSB contracts

In what would come as a massive shot in the arm for Indian boxing, the promising duo of Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan has signed up for Team USA in the World Series of Boxing, making them the first from the country to compete for a foreign outfit in the semi-professional event.

Matoria`s position as IBF Prez challenged by own state unit

One year after he took over as the Indian Boxing Federation`s President, which was followed by its international suspension, Abhishek Matoria`s election for the top post has been challenged by the very body he claimed to represent in the controversial polls.

The momentum is certainly lost: Vijender on Indian boxing

"The momentum is certainly lost and an opportunity seems to have been missed", said the poster boy of Indian boxing Vijender Singh as he lamented the sport`s rather poor growth despite the euphoria that was generated by his historic bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.

Indian boxers settle for bronze at Asian Youth Championship

Four Indian pugilists had to be contended with bronze medals after suffering defeats in the penultimate round of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Indian boxing takes blows galore in disappointing 2012

Indian boxing`s euphoric rise in the past four years met a sudden fall as a disappointing Olympic campaign was followed by international suspension in a thoroughly forgettable 2012.

IABF ready to toe world body`s line

Indian Boxing Federation (IABF) senior vice president P.K. Muralidharan Raja has arrived in Armenia to convince world body AIBA president that there was no manipulation in the national body`s elections held in September.

AIBA tells IABF to amend constitution, hold re-election

Thrown into disarray by a provisional suspension, the Indian Boxing Federation has been offered a glimmer of hope by its parent body AIBA, which has asked it to hold a re-election and amend its constitution to get the ban revoked.