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.
Rubbishing media reports that boxer Vijender Singh, akin to shuttler Saina Nehwal, had staked claim to the Padma Bhushan, the Olympic bronze medallist on Tuesday said he had only spoken to Boxing India (BI) officials seeking information about the award criteria.
Indian boxer Vijender Singh, who has taken on the role of a judge on ‘MTV Roadies’ this season, says he is a big fan of Raghu Ram and Rajiv Lakshman, who were judges and mentors on the hugely popular youth reality show in the past editions.
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 boxers are divided on whether headguards should be reintroduced but the International Boxing Association on Tuesday said abolishing them has helped immensely in reducing cases of concussion with the recent Asian Games recording no instance of trauma injuries.
All but written off after a string of injuries wrecked havoc on his career four years ago, enigmatic boxer Akhil Kumar Wednesday staged a remarkable comeback to make the 10-member Indian men's team for the Asian Games scheduled to be held from September 19 in Incheon, Korea.
A hand injury sustained during the Commonwealth Games has forced star Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of action for an indefinite period, which includes the upcoming Asian Games where he was the defending champion.
Even as a controversy raged in the Rajya Sabha over his low attendance, batting great Sachin Tendulkar today attended a function at Vigyan Bhawan here to give away awards to the medal winners of the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A swollen face, a ligament injury in the left hand and a terribly groggy throat courtesy a bout of flu -- Vijender Singh fought through all this to get a near-perfect birthday present for his son -- a Commonwealth Games silver medal.
Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them assuring silver medals for India while paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj bagged a silver in the men`s doubles event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here.
Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them storming into the finals of their respective weight categories in the boxing event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here Saturday.
After a rewarding Day 8, India will look to improve on the overall standing in the medal tally. Day 9 at the Games will see Indians in action in boxing, as many as six puglists featuring in their respectibve semi-final bouts.