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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Akhil Kumar credits coaches for his comeback

Back in the reckoning after an injury-forced sabbatical of nearly two years, 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist boxer Akhil Kumar said his coaches and support staff helped him fight through the slow and painful grind of rehabilitation.

Vijender, Akhil among 42 probables for CWG and Asian Games

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and veteran Akhil Kumar made it to the 42-member core-group probables for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Asian Games in Incheon.

Akhil Kumar back in the ring

Laid low by several injury breakdowns, former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Indian boxer Akhil Kumar is all set to return to the ring with the All India Police Games starting on Monday in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Dinesh, 2 other boxers allege bias in World C`ship trials

The selection of the Indian team for the World Boxing Championships has run into a controversy with three pugilists, including Arjuna awardee Dinesh Kumar, threatening to take the panel to court even as Olympian Akhil Kumar vowed to sue one of them for dragging his name into the furore.

Athletes welcome DA credit to bank accounts

Athletes who have often suffered from administrative high-handedness in Indian sports have welcomed the government`s move to credit their daily allowances to their bank accounts.

Once locked in room for boxing, Mandeep finds key to success

The first time Mandeep Jangra tried his hand in boxing, that too by chance rather than choice, he ended up being thrashed by none other than his own father.

Akhil Kumar`s boxing club runs into controversy

Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Olympian Akhil Kumar`s Boxing Club and Fitness Society has run into trouble after the residents of the area, where the club is situated, filed complain against running commercial activities in the residential complex.

Vijender aims London qualification first, medal hopes later

Left with just one chance to qualify for the Olympics, top Indian boxer Vijender Singh says he is not thinking beyond making a berth in London Games.

Akhil inaugurates own boxing club

Akhil Kumar realised his dream of nurturing young talent in the country with the inauguration of a boxing club at Rohtak.

Boxer Akhil Kumar suffers muscle tear

Ace pugilist Akhil Kumar is likely to miss Mumbai Fighters` crucial bout against Los Angeles Matadors here on December 9 due to a muscle tear.

Mumbai Fighters brace up for Russian challenge in WSB

After putting up a strong fight against Italy`s Milano Thunder during its World Series Boxing (WSB) debut bout last week, Mumbai Fighters will next face Russian side Dynamo Moscow in their second Group A match on Friday in Perm, Russia.

Mumbai Fighters matches to be telecast `live`

All 10 home and away matches of India`s lone franchise -- Mumbai Fighters -- in the World Series Boxing league commencing on November 11, would be telecast `live` on ESPN Star Sports channel.