Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014
Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies.

Main aim is to qualify for Rio Games: Mary Kom
Main aim is to qualify for Rio Games: Mary Kom

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.

Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy
Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy

 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".

Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita Devi for Worlds
Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita Devi for Worlds

Pinki Rani replaced an injured M C Mary Kom, while Priyanka Choudhary came in for the suspended Sarita Dev in the Indian squad announced on Saturday for the Women's World Boxing Championships to be held at Jeju, South Korea from November 13 to 25.

Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests, says it's for safety of boxers
Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests, says it's for safety of boxers

 Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom came out in support of the controversial pregnancy tests conducted by Sports Authority of India on World Championships-bound women pugilists, saying that it was good for the safety of the players.

Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists
Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists

Floored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's informal demeanour and a "motivating speech", India's Asian Games medallists could not stop gushing about the leader after a breakfast meeting with him here on Tuesday.

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign
Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign

 Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors here.

I would have protested differently: Mary Kom
I would have protested differently: Mary Kom

She understands the emotion behind L Sarita Devi's tearful protest on the Asian Games podium but M C Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold at the mega-event, said faced with a similar crisis, she would have shown dissent differently.

Asian Games: Happy to answer critics, says Mary Kom
Asian Games: Happy to answer critics, says Mary Kom

Smiling ear to ear after becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch an Asian Games gold, M C Mary Kom on Saturday hoped that her historic feat would silence detractors who have questioned her ability to remain at the top.

Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold
Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold

M C Mary Kom added another feather to her already well-adorned cap, becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games after a coming-from-behind win over Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final here on Wednesday.

Asian Games 2014, Day 11: Mary Kom in final, Sarita Devi robbed of gold medal chance
Asian Games 2014, Day 11: Mary Kom in final, Sarita Devi robbed of gold medal chance

India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) was robbed of a sure place in the women's 60kg boxing final when the verdict went in favour of her South Korean rival Jina Park in a bout the Indian dominated, after her senior teammate M C Mary Kom stormed into the gold medal round in the 51kg class at the Asian Games here.

Asian Games: Mary Kom in final, Sarita Devi robbed off win
Asian Games: Mary Kom in final, Sarita Devi robbed off win

Controversy hit the Asian Games boxing competition after India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) had to settle for a bronze medal despite dominating her semifinal bout even as M C Mary Kom (51kg) continued her winning run to enter the summit clash of the mega-event here on Tuesday.

Mary Kom leads women boxers charge into Asiad medal round
Mary Kom leads women boxers charge into Asiad medal round

Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom led the charge as Indian women boxers packed a powerful punch by assuring themselves of medals in each of the three weight categories at the 17th Asian Games, here on Sunday.

Mary Kom shows her might, enters Asian Games quarters
Mary Kom shows her might, enters Asian Games quarters

Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom set her Asian Games campaign rolling in style as she out-punched Korea's Kim Yeji to enter the quarterfinals along with two other Indian women boxers here on Saturday.

After out-witting Mary, Pinki feels pressure of expectations

She ousted none other than Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom to make the Commonwealth Games-bound Indian team but far from revelling in the new-found attention, Pinki Jangra says she has begun to feel the pressure of delivering a medal after her giant-slaying act in the trials.

Mary Kom dropped from Indian boxing squad for CWG

In a stunning turn of events, five-time World Champion and Olympic bronze-medalist M C Mary Kom was today left out of the three-member Indian women`s boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.

I do think of quitting: Mary Kom

She has pulled herself up for a second time targeting another first for an Indian woman boxer but as Olympic bronze-medalist M C Mary Kom gears up for the Commonwealth Games, the five-time world champion says the thought of quitting has crossed her mind several times.

Mary Kom denies supporting Ajay Maken in elections

Star boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday denied supporting Congress leader Ajay Maken`s candidature in the forthcoming general elections, saying her comments about the former Sports Minister were "not political at all".

Mary Kom among 25 women felicitated by Limca Book of Records

Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom and international para-athlete Deepa Malik were among India`s 25 most inspirational women to be felicitated today by Limca Book of Records, which completed its silver jubilee by dedicating the 25th edition to the cause of empowering women.

Autobiography of Mary Kom released in Manipur

Olympic bronze-medallist and five-time world champion woman boxer M C Mary Kom`s autobiography "Unbreakable" was released here at the premises of Imphal College.