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Skipping Asian Championships part of plan to qualify for Olympics: Mary Kom

Skipping Asian Championships part of plan to qualify for Olympics: Mary Kom

Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title last year in Delhi, will be looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Mar 18, 2019, 15:21 PM IST
Gaurav Solanki, Nikhat Zareen advance in Strandja Memorial Boxing

Gaurav Solanki, Nikhat Zareen advance in Strandja Memorial Boxing

Solanki, also a gold-winner at India Open and the Chemistry Cup last year, will next be up against Kazakhstan's Anvar Muzaparov in the last-16 stage.

Feb 16, 2019, 13:12 PM IST
Mary Kom rises World No.1 spot in AIBA rankings

Mary Kom rises World No.1 spot in AIBA rankings

India's star boxer MC Mary Kom's unprecedented sixth world title triumph has propelled her to the number one position in the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) latest world rankings.

Jan 10, 2019, 20:10 PM IST
Mary Kom still chasing elusive Olympic gold

Mary Kom still chasing elusive Olympic gold

Mary, however, rued the fact that her weight category is still isn`t in the Olympics and wants to get over from the disappointment of not being able to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Nov 24, 2018, 19:13 PM IST
Mary Kom becomes first woman boxer to bag 6 World Championship titles

Mary Kom becomes first woman boxer to bag 6 World Championship titles

Mary Kom has become the only female boxer to have won six World Championship titles, surpassing Ireland's Katie Taylor--who has five titles in her tally. 

Nov 24, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
'Magnificent Mary' in quarters, Sarita bows out

'Magnificent Mary' in quarters, Sarita bows out

Five-time champion MC Mary Kom punched her way into the 48kg quarterfinals while another veteran Sarita Devi made an early exit after losing a hard-fought 60kg bout in the AIBA Women's World

Nov 18, 2018, 23:19 PM IST
Irish boxer pursues dream after freak dental mishap

Irish boxer pursues dream after freak dental mishap

In October 2013, Smith had ended up swallowing a sharp dental instrument during a root canal treatment due to the negligence of the doctor. 

Nov 17, 2018, 17:47 PM IST
Mary Kom picks younger boxers as bigger threat, says ready for them

Mary Kom picks younger boxers as bigger threat, says ready for them

The 35-year-old Mary Kom will be competing in her seventh World Boxing Championship beginning on Wednesday. 

Nov 12, 2018, 21:34 PM IST
Mary Kom trades punches with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in 'fun session'

Mary Kom trades punches with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in 'fun session'

The 48-year-old Rathore had a smile on his face as he successfully dodged the attacks launched by the Manipuri, at the end of which the two shared an embrace.

Nov 01, 2018, 18:35 PM IST
Boxing: Former world champion Rocchigiani dies in Italy after being hit by car

Boxing: Former world champion Rocchigiani dies in Italy after being hit by car

Rocchigiani captivated the boxing world with his bouts against fellow German Henry Maske and Poland`s Dariusz Michalczewski in the 1990s.

Oct 02, 2018, 23:53 PM IST
Boxing: HBO quitting the business after 45 years

Boxing: HBO quitting the business after 45 years

HBO burst onto the boxing scene in 1973 when it broadcast George Foreman`s knockout of heavyweight champion Joe Frazier

Sep 28, 2018, 13:49 PM IST
Boxing: Staples Center confirmed as venue for WBC Champion Deontay Wilder`s bout vs Britain`s Tyson Fury

Boxing: Staples Center confirmed as venue for WBC Champion Deontay Wilder`s bout vs Britain`s Tyson Fury

Both boxers tweeted to confirm the bout, with former world champion Fury describing the contest as the "biggest heavyweight fight in modern day boxing history"

Sep 28, 2018, 12:02 PM IST
Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again

Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again

Former heavyweight champion Floyd Mayweather said on Saturday he was coming out of retirement for a 2018 rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

Sep 17, 2018, 00:11 AM IST
Boxers Sarita Devi, Mary Kom storm into semis, assured of medals in Polish tourney

Boxers Sarita Devi, Mary Kom storm into semis, assured of medals in Polish tourney

Indian pugilist Sarita Devi stormed into the semifinal round, assuring a podium finish at the 13th International Silesian Women’s Boxing Championship in Gliwice, Poland. MC Mary Kom was awarded

Sep 13, 2018, 15:53 PM IST
For Asian Games gold, boxer Amit Panghal gets nominated for Arjuna award

For Asian Games gold, boxer Amit Panghal gets nominated for Arjuna award

Asian Games medallist Amit Panghal on Tuesday was nominated for the prestigious Arjuna award by the Boxing Federation of India. 

Sep 12, 2018, 10:44 AM IST
National-level boxer drowns in canal in UP's Muzaffarnagar, body recovered

National-level boxer drowns in canal in UP's Muzaffarnagar, body recovered

The body of a national-level boxer who had drowned in the Ganga canal in Muzaffarnagar district on Sunday has been recovered, police said on Thursday. Abhishek Sharma, 21, had come to Khatoli town

Jul 12, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
Boxing: Anthony Joshua given ultimatum to fight Alexander Povetkin or risk losing WBA title

Boxing: Anthony Joshua given ultimatum to fight Alexander Povetkin or risk losing WBA title

The WBA requested an answer from Anthony Joshua`s team regarding his fight with the mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

Jun 26, 2018, 21:00 PM IST
Sonia Lather, Mandeep Jangra in final; Shiva Thapa takes bronze at Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia

Sonia Lather, Mandeep Jangra in final; Shiva Thapa takes bronze at Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia

World silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) and Mandeep Jangra were among the finalists but Shiva Thapa (60kg) signed off with a bronze medal in a mixed first semifinal session for India at the

Jun 23, 2018, 14:17 PM IST
Sumit Sangwan, Nikhat Zareen enter finals of Belgrade International boxing

Sumit Sangwan, Nikhat Zareen enter finals of Belgrade International boxing

Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) were among the eight Indian boxers to make the final, while five others settled for bronze medals in

Apr 28, 2018, 16:25 PM IST
Seema Poonia enters final at Strandja Memorial boxing

Seema Poonia enters final at Strandja Memorial boxing

Asian Championships bronze-medallist Seema Poonia (+81kg) entered the final, while two other women boxers settled for bronze medals at the Strandja Memorial Tournament.

Feb 24, 2018, 10:19 AM IST