Despite all the clamouring for help and recent open support from Sachin Tendulkar, Laishram Sarita Devi's plight is becoming hopeless, and thus reducing the pride of Indian boxers, their dignity and the right to protest.
Trainer Freddie Roach played down hopes of a Manny Pacquiao showdown with Floyd Mayweather and said unbeaten two-belt world champion Danny Garcia could be next for "Pacman" after he fights Chris Algieri on Sunday.
Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday hinted that the Rio Olympics may be her swan song. The Manipuri pugilists admitted that it will be difficult for her to continue boxing after the 2016 Summer Games.
After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer M C Mary Kom is confident of getting back into the ring next year by recovering from her current injuries and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday received Rs 5 lakh for setting up a boxing academy in her native state of Manipur from a private insurance company through its initiative "Need for Champions".
Nine months ago, American Chris Algieri was fighting in a venue holding less than 2,000 spectators, but on Sunday he enters the big time when he challenges eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title at the Venetian Macao.
Veteran boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, has found support from batting lengend Sachin Tendulkar who has written a letter to the Sports Minister urging him to support her and ensure that her career is not terminated prematurely.
On a thoroughly disappointing day for Indian boxers at the World Women's Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and Monica Saun (75kg) crashed out after losing their respective bouts here Wednesday.
Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is currently unbeatable and improving with age, according to his brother Vitali, after knocking-out Kubrat Pulev to earn the 17th defence of his world titles.
Short on experience and missing the services of veterans such as M C Mary Kom, who would skip the World Championships for the first time, India's women boxers would nonetheless look to make a mark when they compete in the mega-event's eighth edition starting here Sunday.
Completing India's rehabilitation into the international boxing fold, AIBA on Friday unanimously gave permanent membership to the recently-elected Boxing India during its quadrennial congress in Jeju Islands, Korea.
As L Sarita Devi awaits "strict punishment" for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial loss, the veteran has found support from the biggest name in Indian boxing, Vijender Singh, who feels the world body should review its officials' conduct instead of banning her.
The decision to remove protective headgear in men`s amateur boxing has made the sport safer by reducing concussions and forcing fighters to protect their heads more, Ching-Kuo Wu, the president of the governing AIBA, told Reuters on Wednesday.
Olympic medallist MC Mary Kom on Tuesday said she would take around two months time to recover from the hamstring injury, that has kept her out of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Jeju, South Korea, to be held from November 13 to 25.