Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Laishram Devendro enter quarters; Mandeep ​Jangra bows out
Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Laishram Devendro enter quarters; Mandeep ​Jangra bows out

 Defending champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) and previous edition's silver-medallist Laishram Devendro (49kg) notched up contrasting victories as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Sunday.

Six Indians boxers get byes at Asian Championships​, Vikas ​Krishan seeded 2nd
Six Indians boxers get byes at Asian Championships​, Vikas ​Krishan seeded 2nd

 Defending champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was among the six Indians who were handed first-round byes while Asian Games bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) was the only one to be seeded at second as the country made a winning start at the Asian Championships here on Wednesday.

Indian boxers leave for 'toughest ever' Asian Championships
Indian boxers leave for 'toughest ever' Asian Championships

Severely short of international exposure owing to the administrative mess, Indian boxers face the uphill task of ensuring not just medals but also World Championship berths when they take off tonight for what would be the "toughest" Asian Championships ever starting August 26 in Bangkok.

Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh in India's squad for Asian Boxing Championships
Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh in India's squad for Asian Boxing Championships

 Defending champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra (69kg) will spearhead a 10-strong Indian challenge in the Asian Championships to be held in Bangkok from August 24 to September 6.

Aussie boxers want exchange programme with us: Gurbax Singh Sandhu
Aussie boxers want exchange programme with us: Gurbax Singh Sandhu

The Indian boxers' superlative show in the just-concluded Doha International Tournament was not without its flaws, says national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu but it was awe-inspiring enough for the Australian contingent to request an exchange programme with the country's pugilists.

Five Indians in finals of Doha International Boxing
Five Indians in finals of Doha International Boxing

Indian boxers continued to dazzle in the Doha International Tournament today with five of them, including Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg), advancing to the finals of the event, which is part of the build-up towards the October World Championships.

7 medals assured for India in Doha boxing tourney
7 medals assured for India in Doha boxing tourney

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the final, while six others entered the semis as Indian boxers shone bright in the Doha International Tournament, a test event for the World Championships scheduled there later this year.

Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan
Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan

Unwilling to be caught in the tug of war between the Indian Olympic Association and Boxing India, rising Indian pugilist Sumit Sangwan on Saturday asserted that his pullout from the National Games here was caused by fitness issues and not the threat of a ban from BI.

Senior Men's Boxing Nationals to start tomorrow
Senior Men's Boxing Nationals to start tomorrow

The big names would be missing in action but more than 300 boxers would be vying for the top honours when the 60th National Championships are held here from Thursday after a gap of more than two years.

Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts
Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts

Two of India's rising boxers -- Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg) -- would be seen in action in the professional-style World Series of Boxing after grabbing two-year contracts with the franchises of Poland and Italy on Wednesday.

Akhil Kumar dominates, Shiva Thapa walks into 2nd round of Asiad boxing
Akhil Kumar dominates, Shiva Thapa walks into 2nd round of Asiad boxing

Comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) pummelled his Nepalese rival Purna Bahadur Lama before notching up a Technical Knockout triumph while Shiva Thapa (56kg) merely had to show up to enter the second round as Indian boxers began their Asian Games campaign on a winning note here on Wednesday.

Devendro enters quarters, Shiva ousted from 2014 Commonwealth Games

Indian boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a hard-fought win after reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was shockingly sent packing as the pre-quarterfinal bouts of the 20th Commonwealth Games got underway here on Monday.

Indian Boxers` grit set to be tested as tough CWG challenge begins

Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers` proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put through a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

Vijender leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3.

Youth boxers aim for medals, Olympic quota places at worlds

It`s an event where India`s medal count has only gone up with each edition and even though the current circumstances are the worst for Indian boxing, a group of seven boys and three girls is confident of delivering the nation`s best-ever show in the AIBA World Youth Championships.

Indian boxers to return empty-handed from World Boxing Championships

Indian boxers will return empty-handed from the World Championships for the first time in four years after none of the five quarterfinalists managed to make the semifinal of the biennial mega-event, here on Wednesday.

World Boxing: Shiva, Manoj lose in QFs; Satish out injured

It was a disappointing first session for Indian boxers in the World Championship quarterfinals as the Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) lost their bouts.

Record five Indians reach World Boxing quarters

India created history at the AIBA World Boxing Championships here Tuesday when five of its boxers reaching the quarterfinals of their respective weight categories.

World Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar in quarters

Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) endured draining contests but came out triumphant to enter the quarterfinals on a bitter-sweet day for India in the World Boxing Championships, on Monday.

World Boxing C`ships: Shiva enters quarters, Nanao ousted

Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) continued his rich vein of form as he rallied to outwit Argentina`s Alberto Melian in the last 16 stage to enter the quarterfinals of the World Championships on Monday .