Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history`s richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet`s top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown.
Cameroon-born Australian Sakio Bika will challenge World Boxing Council light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on April 4 at Quebec City, organizers said Tuesday as part of several fight scheduling announcements.
Miffed with Boxing India's threat to ban boxers who participated in the ongoing National Games, the state units that defied the diktat, have demanded that a special general body meeting be called to discuss the matter even as BI remained steadfast on its stand.
The controversy-ridden boxing competition of the 35th National Games was off to a stormy start with the participating teams alleging that "ill-equipped" organisers were using the old pattern of scoring and threatening those who protest against the move.
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.
The boxing competition at the National Games starting on Saturday was thrown into jeopardy today after Boxing India (BI) directed all state units to boycott the event owing to the IOA's refusal to grant recognition to BI, prompting top names such as former Asian and Commonwealth medallist Manoj Kumar to pull out.