Their oft-seen ability to triumph over adversity will be put through its toughest test this year when Indian boxers aim for the twin rewards of medals and Olympic quota places in the World Championships starting here tomorrow.
He might have bid adieu to the amateur format but star boxer Vijender Singh will be keeping track of the Indian team at the upcoming World Championships in Doha and is confident that the six pugilists in fray would do the country proud.
Laughing off his rival's warnings of a brutal welcome to the professional circuit, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he would give a fitting reply to Sonny Whiting not with words but with his punches in the ring.
Deontay Wilder defends his slice of the heavyweight world title against Johann Duhaupus on Saturday looking for another convincing win to keep him headed toward a unification bout with Wladimir Klitschko.
The Mary Kom Boxing Academy has been renamed as Mary Kom-SAI Boxing Academy and it will be inducting boxers under Sports Authority of India extension scheme on September 23 at the National Games Village Langol in Manipur.