2016 Rio: Shiv Thapa, three others boxers recommended for prestigious Olympics Scholarships

2016 Rio: Shiv Thapa, three others boxers recommended for prestigious Olympics Scholarships

In a major boost to India's chances of sending more boxers to the 2016 Rio Olympics, three pugilists have became eligible for the prestigious Olympics Scholarships.

Sarita Devi, Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh win in China

Sarita Devi, Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh win in China

Also winning their opening bouts were Kuldeep Singh (81kg), Amritpreet Singh (91kg), Narender (+91kg).

Boxing: Sarita Devi, Shiva Thapa in Indian team for China exposure trip

Boxing: Sarita Devi, Shiva Thapa in Indian team for China exposure trip

The 10-day sojourn will see the Indians square off against boxers from China, Thailand, Mongolia, and Korea.

World C'ship bronze-winner Shiva Thapa 2nd in AIBA rankings

World C'ship bronze-winner Shiva Thapa 2nd in AIBA rankings

The top spot is occupied by Irishman Michael Conlan (2150 points), who won the gold medal at the World Championships.

After impressing Manny Pacquiao, Shiva Thapa eyes Olympics berth through WSB

After impressing Manny Pacquiao, Shiva Thapa eyes Olympics berth through WSB

Shiva Thapa is now eyeing a stint in the World Series of Boxing to qualify for next year's Olympics.

Shiva Thapa loses Olympic quota box-off, settles for bronze

Shiva Thapa loses Olympic quota box-off, settles for bronze

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa missed Olympic quota place during the World Championships.

Shiva Thapa settles for bronze at Worlds, still in hunt for Olympic berth

Shiva Thapa settles for bronze at Worlds, still in hunt for Olympic berth

Shiva Thapa settled for a bronze medal at the World Boxing Championships even though he remained in contention for an Olympic berth.

Boxer Shiva Thapa assured of medal at Worlds, eyes 2016 Rio Olympics berth next

Boxer Shiva Thapa assured of medal at Worlds, eyes 2016 Rio Olympics berth next

Shiva Thapa on Saturday became only the third Indian boxer ever to assure himself of a World Championships medal besides inching closer to an Olympic berth as he advanced to the semifinals with a dominating triumph here.

Shiva Thapa, Vikas Krishan advance to quarters in World Boxing Championships

Shiva Thapa, Vikas Krishan advance to quarters in World Boxing Championships

Shiva Thapa came from behind to notch up a stunning knockout victory, while Vikas Krishan out-witted his more fancied rival in an exhausting triumph to enter the quarterfinals on an all-win day for Indian boxers at the World Championships here on Thursday.

Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa advance to pre-quarters at World Championships

Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa advance to pre-quarters at World Championships

Asian silver-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg) notched up comprehensive victories to enter the pre-quarters at the World Championships.

Gritty Indian boxers eye medals, Olympic quotas at World meet

Gritty Indian boxers eye medals, Olympic quotas at World meet

Their oft-seen ability to triumph over adversity will be put through its toughest test this year when Indian boxers aim for the twin rewards of medals and Olympic quota places in the World Championships starting here tomorrow.

Vijender Singh wishes best of luck to Indians at World Championships

Vijender Singh wishes best of luck to Indians at World Championships

He might have bid adieu to the amateur format but star boxer Vijender Singh will be keeping track of the Indian team at the upcoming World Championships in Doha and is confident that the six pugilists in fray would do the country proud.

We desperately need more exposure, plead Indian boxers

We desperately need more exposure, plead Indian boxers

They are delivering the medals despite the absence of a national body but desperation is setting in for the Indian boxers, who concede that lack of international exposure because of the current administrative mess is hurting them badly.

India finishes 4th at Asian Boxing Championships

India finishes 4th at Asian Boxing Championships

India signed off a creditable fourth among the record 28 countries which participated in the Asian Boxing Championships after grabbing one silver and three bronze medals on the whole.

Vikas Krishan goes down fighting, settles for silver in Asian Boxing Championships

Vikas Krishan goes down fighting, settles for silver in Asian Boxing Championships

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (75kg) fought his heart out but still fell short as he settled for the silver medal after going down to Uzbekistan's Bektemir Melikuziev in a brutal summit clash of the Asian Championships here on Saturday.

Asian Boxing Championships: Vikas Krishan reaches final, 3 others settle for bronze

Asian Boxing Championships: Vikas Krishan reaches final, 3 others settle for bronze

Former World Championships bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) was the lone Indian to make the final while three others settled for bronze medals after losing hard-fought semifinal contests in the Asian Boxing Championships here on Friday.

Satish Kumar in Asian boxing semis, books World Championship berth

Satish Kumar in Asian boxing semis, books World Championship berth

Satish Kumar (+91kg) entered the semifinals to book himself a medal and a World Championship berth even as two other Indians fell by the wayside on a bitter-sweet day for the country's boxers in the Asian Championships here on Wednesday.

3 Indian boxers enter Asian C'ship semis, book World berths

3 Indian boxers enter Asian C'ship semis, book World berths

 Defending champion Shiva Thapa, second seed Vikas Krishan and the fast-rising L Devendro Singh booked medals and World Championship berths by advancing to the semifinals on a mixed day for India at the Asian Championships here on Tuesday.

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.