Manny Pacquiao is more than three weeks out from his next title defence against unbeaten American Chris Algieri but the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight champion is already in devastating form, trainer Freddie Roach says.
In her bid to revoke the provisional suspension before the World Women Boxing Championships to be held Nov 14-23, boxer L. Sarita Devi will file her plea to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Monday night.
Requesting the International Boxing Association to revoke the provisional suspension on L Sarita Devi, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Monday said her unconditional apology and her impeccable past disciplinary record would form the crux of her defence in front of the world body.
Provisionally suspended she might be but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has not given up hopes of participating in next month's World Championships, saying that she has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presenting her case.
Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Laishram Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation.
Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer.
Former Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday termed AIBA's decision to suspend Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi for refusing to accept bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony as "unfortunate" and asked the Centre to take up the matter at the highest international level.
AIBA has suspended India boxer L Sarita Devi and her coaches for an indefinite period because of her Asian Games protest. Her coach GS Sandhu and Indian chef-de-mission AJ Sumariwalla also faced the brunt. AIBA will not allow any of them to participate at all levels of various competitions, events and meetings until further notice.
World Boxing Association middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin stopped Mexico`s Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round Saturday to keep his title, taking his 18th consecutive knockout triumph in emphatic fashion.
They are buried in unmarked graves, unloved and unknown. Philadelphia may be the setting of the "Rocky" films, but the fighters who made it once one of the most famous cities in the boxing world are in many cases dead and in danger of being forgotten.