Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan
Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan

Unwilling to be caught in the tug of war between the Indian Olympic Association and Boxing India, rising Indian pugilist Sumit Sangwan on Saturday asserted that his pullout from the National Games here was caused by fitness issues and not the threat of a ban from BI.

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.

Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts
Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts

Two of India's rising boxers -- Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg) -- would be seen in action in the professional-style World Series of Boxing after grabbing two-year contracts with the franchises of Poland and Italy on Wednesday.

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.

Devendro enters quarters, Shiva ousted from 2014 Commonwealth Games

Indian boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a hard-fought win after reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was shockingly sent packing as the pre-quarterfinal bouts of the 20th Commonwealth Games got underway here on Monday.

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.

Vijender leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3.

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 to return empty-handed from World Boxing Championships

Indian boxers will return empty-handed from the World Championships for the first time in four years after none of the five quarterfinalists managed to make the semifinal of the biennial mega-event, here on Wednesday.

World Boxing: Shiva, Manoj lose in QFs; Satish out injured

It was a disappointing first session for Indian boxers in the World Championship quarterfinals as the Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) lost their bouts.

Record five Indians reach World Boxing quarters

India created history at the AIBA World Boxing Championships here Tuesday when five of its boxers reaching the quarterfinals of their respective weight categories.

World Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar in quarters

Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) endured draining contests but came out triumphant to enter the quarterfinals on a bitter-sweet day for India in the World Boxing Championships, on Monday.

World Boxing C`ships: Shiva enters quarters, Nanao ousted

Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) continued his rich vein of form as he rallied to outwit Argentina`s Alberto Melian in the last 16 stage to enter the quarterfinals of the World Championships on Monday .

Shiva, Nanao in last-16; Vijender bows out of World C`ships

Rising star Shiva Thapa and comeback-man Thokchom Nanao Singh entered the pre-quarters but it was curtains for the experienced Vijender Singh.

Shiva, Manoj seeded; 5 Indians get bye in World C`ships

Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) were the only ones to be seeded among the five Indian boxers, who were handed first-round byes in the draw for the World Championship held today in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

No time to celebrate, Shiva aims for World C`ships

He is smiling ear to ear after becoming the youngest Indian boxer to strike gold at the Asian Boxing Championships, but teen sensation Shiva Thapa hardly has any time to rest on the laurels as he has already set his sights on the World Championships to be held in October.

It was fun to fight in front of partisan crowd: Shiva Thapa

The last time he competed at the Asian Championships, Shiva Thapa had to retire hurt but three years later, the teen sensation has more than made up for that by becoming the youngest Indian boxer to win gold at the event defeating a local lad in front of a hugely partisan crowd.

Shiva strikes gold at Asian Championships

Teen sensation Shiva Thapa (56kg) reaffirmed his status as the rising star of Indian boxing as he became the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan on Monday.

3 Indians in Asian Boxing Championships finals

The young Indian troika of L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) continued their fine form to enter the finals of the Asian Boxing Championships.

Five Indian pugilists in Asian Boxing quarters

Bantamweight boxer Shiva Thapa (56 kg) bagged a place in the quarterfinals of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championship here with a scintillating performance.