Listen: Full script of Episode 146 of Spodcast where we Indian boxers' performance at Strandja Memorial tournament and more
Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss Indian boxers' performance at Strandja Memorial boxing tournament, Harbhajan Singh's call to BCCI to boycott game against Pakistan in the 2019 ICC World Cup and other news stories.
World Boxing Championships 2017: Gaurav Bidhuri loses to Duke Ragan in semi-final; wins bronze medal
Wildcard entrant Gaurav Bidhuri's remarkable run at the World Boxing Championships ended with a bronze medal on Thursday after he lost his semi-final clash to American Duke Ragan.
World Boxing Championships 2017: Gaurav Bidhuri assures medal for India after winning quarterfinal bout
Gaurav prevailed in a split decision in the bantamweight (56kg) quarterfinal tie to make to semis, becoming only the second Indian to do so in his debut world championship
World Boxing Championships 2017: Kavinder Bisht, Gaurav Bidhuri reach quarters; Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar out
Kavinder Bisht (52kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) entered the quarterfinals with upset wins but Shiva Thapa's quest for a second World Boxing Championship medal ended in a heartbreak in Hamburg on Monday.
World Boxing Championship 2017: Amit Phangal, Gaurav Bidhuri reach quarters; Vikas Krishnan bows out
Amit Phangal (49kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) punched their way to enter the quarterfinals but former bronze-medallist, Vikas Krishan (75kg) was ousted after a 2nd-round loss in the 19th World Boxing Championships
World Boxing Championships 2017: Manoj Kumar, Kavinder Bisht record hard-fought wins on a good day for India
Manoj Kumar drew from his huge reservoir of experience, while Kavinder Bisht relied on sheer tenacity for hard-fought opening victories on another good day for India at the 19th World Boxing Championship in Hamburg.
World Boxing Championships 2017: Amit Phangal defeats Federico Serra as India's campaign begins on winning note
Asian bronze-medallist Amit Phangal (49kg) gave India's campaign a fine start at the 19th World Boxing Championship, advancing to the pre-quarterfinals in Hamburg on Friday.
World Championships bronze-medallist Shiva Thapa, former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar, Amit Phangal, Gaurav Bidhuri and Satish Kumar claimed gold medals
Top seed Vikas Krishan (75kg) and fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) were among the four Indian boxers who qualified for the World Championships and assured themselves of medals by advancing to the Asian Championships semifinals in Tashkent on Wednesday.
Top seed Vikas Krishan took barely a couple of minutes to book his quarterfinal berth in the 75-kg category at the Asian Boxing Championships.