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.

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.

Boxers Sumit and Manoj in quarters at Glasgow CWG

Sumit Sangwan began his campaign at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a comfortable 3-0 win over Mohammed Hakimu Fumu as the Indian pugilist reached the quarterfinals of the Men`s Light Heavy 81kg category, here Sunday.

India schedule on Day 4 at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Day 4 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games has 24 gold medals to win with athletics competitions commencing. After a productive day 3, India will continue the medal hunt in events as varied as badminton, shooting, table tennis and weightlifting.

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.

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.

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: Sumit, Vikash in pre-quarters, Mandeep bows out

Olympian Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Vikash Malik (60kg) fought through intense bouts to enter the pre-quarterfinals but Mandeep Jangra (69kg) bowed out after a stiff second-round contest on a mixed day for India in the World Boxing Championships here on Sunday.

Sumit, Vikash in pre-quarters of World Boxing C`ships

Olympian Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Vikash Malik (60kg) fought through tough contests to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championships here on Sunday.

Future of Indian boxing is good: Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu

National boxing coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu is all praise for the country`s young pugilists who made their Olympic debut here, saying that their gritty performance has shown that Indian boxing has a bright future ahead of it.

India`s protest against boxer Sumit Sangwan's loss rejected

India`s protest against the controversial opening-round loss of boxer Sumit Sangwan (81kg) yesterday in the Olympic Games has been rejected by the jury that reviewed his bout against Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino here.

London Olympics 2012: Sangwan loses controversial bout, India lodges complaint

India lodged an official complaint with the organisers of the London Olympics after boxer Sumit Sangwan's controversial loss to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino in the round of 32 in the 81 kg category here Monday.

London Olympics Boxing: Sumit Sangwan vs Florentino Falcao-As it happened...

Sumit Sangwan got the better of his Brazilian southpaw in the final round with 6-5 but could not make it to the next round losing the bout 16-15.

India at London Olympics: Schedule Day 3 (Monday)

Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes at the London Olympic Games Monday.

Sumit Sangwan: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Swarn Singh Virk booked his berth for the London Olympics by winning the major qualifying event at the FISA Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta for Asia in Chung Ju, Korea.

High hopes from state`s sportpersons in Olympics: Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh on Saturday said that he has high hopes from the state`s sportspersons who are participating in the upcoming Olypmpic Games in London.

Indian teen boxers in Olympics but youth coach is unheralded

The Olympic-bound trio of teen Indian boxers spent their formative years under his guidance but national youth coach G Manoharan remains an unsung hero and has been consistently ignored for the Dronacharya award despite being recommended five times by the federation.

Boxers arrive home after bagging Olympic berth

Following a brilliant show at the AIBA Asian Olympic Qualifying Event in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Indian men`s boxing team returned home on Saturday. The pugilists created a record as seven of them qualified for 2012 London Olympics.

Teen sensations Shiva, Sumit make Olympic cut

India will have an unprecedented seven boxers in the Olympic Games after teen sensations Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) earned their London tickets.

Positive start for Indian pugilists at Asian Oly qualifiers

It was a perfect start to the proceedings for India at the Asian Olympic Boxing Qualifiers.