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Vijender Singh injured during training session, US pro debut delayed

Vijender, India's first Olympic and world championships medallist in boxing, was to make his US debut at the Staples Center on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard.

Mar 25, 2019, 16:59 PM IST

Boxing: Former heavyweight champion David Haye announces retirement

David Haye has announced his retirement after nearly 16 years as a professional boxer.

Jun 12, 2018, 18:33 PM IST

Vijender Singh to fight British Lee Markham for 3rd title

 Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be gunning for his third professional title when he takes on Briton Lee Markham for the Commonwealth Super Middleweight belt on July 13 in London.

Jun 06, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

Free Balochistan campaign turns heat on Pak, uses mobile advertising in New York

The WBO has repeatedly urged the international community to hold Pakistan accountable for its crimes against humanity in Balochistan including enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings and torture.

Dec 25, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

Boxing: Tyson Fury free to fight again as UKAD resolves anti-doping case

Fury was charged with a doping offence by UKAD in June 2016 and the anti-doping body said in a statement that the fighter had accepted a backdated two-year ban, which expires at midnight on Tuesday.

Dec 12, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Battleground Aisa: Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar start pro-careers with technical knock-outs

It was a night to remember for the 'Class of 2008' as another Beijing quarter-finalist Jitender Kumar also marked his debut with a technical knock-out of Thanet Likhitkamporn in the lightweight category.

Aug 05, 2017, 21:18 PM IST

Vijender Singh and Zulpikar Maimaitiali indulge in war of words ahead of August 5 showdown

The Chinese No.1 boxer said he was eyeing the second belt of his professional career.

Aug 01, 2017, 16:28 PM IST

Manny Pacquiao unlikely to bid adieu to boxing after controversial loss to Jeff Horn

Pacquiao`s defeat sparked fury among his fans, who labelled the 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 scoring as a "hometown decision".

Jul 12, 2017, 22:07 PM IST

Manny Pacquiao's camp, social media slam judges after shock loss to Jeff Horn

"The referee was sketchy, the judges were crazy," fumed Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who is a former Australian heavyweight champion.

Jul 02, 2017, 15:28 PM IST

Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali: World Boxing Organisation sanctions bout for 1st week of August

The 22-year-old Chinese number 1 boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali, currently holds the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Title.

Jun 22, 2017, 15:27 PM IST

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao 'in negotiations' to fight Amir Khan

Manny Pacquiao posted a poll on his Twitter feed asking his 108,000 followers to choose either Horn, Khan, American Terence Crawford or Briton Kell Brook as his next opponent

Feb 23, 2017, 21:56 PM IST

Australia in negotiation to host Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight

Describing it as the "largest boxing event in Australia",Kate Jones said her government was keen to secure the fight.

Jan 29, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

Vijender Singh to defend WBO title on December 17; Akhil, Jitender Kumar make their pro-boxing debut

Vijender's UK-based promoters Queensberry Promotions' Francis Warren said the India boxer's career has been peaking perfectly.

Nov 08, 2016, 17:43 PM IST

Tyson Fury gives up WBO, WBA titles after drug controversy to focus on recovery

Tyson Fury has given up his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles "with immediate effect" to concentrate on his "medical treatment and recovery", said a statement released by his promoters Hennessy Sports.

Oct 13, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Exclusive: In conversation with Vijender Singh, WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion

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Jul 20, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

Be careful what you wish for, Amir Khan warns Vijender Singh on showdown proposal

The 30-year-old Vijender clinched his seventh straight win and the Super Middleweight title

Jul 18, 2016, 18:11 PM IST

Vijender Singh's WBO title bout postponed but no break for star

The big event has been pushed back by a month due to logistical reasons.

May 14, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

Vijender Singh registers sixth successive TKO win; finishes Andrzej Soldra of Poland in Rd. 3

Vijender will be fighting it out for the WBO Asia belt against a yet-to-be-named opponent in New Delhi on June 11.

May 13, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Vijender Singh hoping to carry momentum into fight in India

Vijender said he cannot wait to be home next month in India where he will be fighting his maiden title bout -- the WBO Asia belt -- on June 11 against a yet-to-be-announced rival.

May 01, 2016, 14:35 PM IST

Manny Pacquiao eyes fond farewell, looks forward to politics

Pacquiao is planning to run for a seat in the Philippines senate later this year after already serving as a representative in the Asian country`s congress.

Jan 20, 2016, 04:47 AM IST