India to host Asian Boxing Championship in November-December this year, BFI confident of seeing off COVID-19 storm
'We were awarded the hosting rights in February after a meeting of the Asian Boxing Confederation. The tournament will be held in November-December and the host city will be finalised after things normalise,' BFI's Executive Director RK Sachetisaid.
Asian Boxing Championships 2019: Hasanboy Dusmatov 'intimidated by me,' says Amit Panghal after second win over Uzbek
Indian boxer Amit Panghal has a packed schedule ahead of him as he gears up for the world championships in Russia, scheduled to begin on 7 September.
Asian Boxing Championships: Once too shy to wear gloves, Pooja Rani becomes first Indian woman to clinch gold in 81kg division
Too 'shy' to even don the gloves when first introduced to boxing, Pooja Rani became the first Indian woman to win an Asian Championship gold in the 81kg category.
Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal bags second successive gold; Deepak Singh, Kavinder Singh Bisht claim silver
Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) picked up his second successive gold of the year, while two others claimed silver medals in the Asian Championships on Friday
Asian Boxing Championships 2019: With World Championships spot on the line, giant-slayer Kavinder Singh Bisht eyes gold
Despite having secured a medal in 56kg, Kavinder Singh Bisht says it is critical for him to settle for nothing less than gold at the Asian Championships. If he does not, it will mean trials with boxers like 2017 World Championship bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri and Gold Coast CWG bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin for a spot at the 2019 Worlds.
Asian Boxing Championships 2019: Kavinder Singh Bisht stuns world champion to assure India of medal; Lovlina Borgohain ousted
Kavinder Singh Bisht upstaged reigning world champion Kairat Yeraliyev to be assured of his first Asian Boxing Championships medal.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 188: RCB earn last-ball win over CSK, Vikas Krishan clinch second pro boxing fight and more
In today's episode, we discuss Royal Challengers Bangalore's thrilling win over Chennai Super Kings despite Dhoni's heroics, Indian boxers performance at Asian Championships, India's medal wins on first day of Asian Athletics Championships and more.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 188 of Spodcast where we discuss RCB's thrilling win over CSK, Vikas Krishan's pro boxing win and more
Here's the full script of Episode 188, where we discuss Royal Challengers Bangalore's' thrilling win over Chennai Super Kings despite Dhoni's heroics, Indian boxers performance at Asian Championships, India's medal wins on first day of Asian Athletics Championships and more.
Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa breezes into pre-quarters; Lovlina Borgohain, Manisha Moun through to last-eight
Shiva Thapa inched closer to adding a record fourth medal by entering the pre-quarter-finals while six other Indians advanced to the last-eight stage.
Asian Boxing Championships: Satish Kumar, Sonia Chahal breeze into quarter-finals; three Indians make it to last-16
Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg) and the fast-rising Sonia Chahal (57kg) entered the quarter-finals on an all-win opening day for India at the Asian Boxing Championships.
20-year-old Nupur — whose grandfather Hawa Singh won India its first Asian Games gold in boxing in 1966 — is representing India at the Asian Boxing Championships that began in Bangkok on April 19
Asian Games gold-medallist Amit Panghal will be making his competitive debut in the 52kg category while Shiva Thapa (60kg) will eye a record-breaking fourth successive medal after the duo found a place in the Indian men's boxing team for the Asian Championships, next month.
Asian Games 2018: Boxer Amit Panghal beats reigning Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to clinch gold
Amit, making his debut at the Games, showed immense tactical brilliance, especially in defence to outwit the Uzbek, who has an iconic status in international boxing.
At the last edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Devendro Singh brought back a silver medal in the light flyweight division. This time, the onus will be on Panghal, to repeat — or even better — that feat.
Asian Boxing Championships: How Mary Kom's determination and 'faith in God' helped her to overcome challenges
Not just in the ring. Mary had to fight her way outside the ring too. During her childhood days, Mary's family had to struggle even for the basics, let alone the luxuries.
Asian Boxing Championships: Gold medalist Mary Kom says fit body makes her feel invincible against opponents
Mary Kom returned to the country after claiming the 48kg category gold medal in the continental showpiece held in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh.
Five-time world champion and London Olympics bronze medallist Mary Kom returned to the 48-kg weight category after five years of competing in 51kg, which was made an Olympic category in 2012.
Asian Boxing Championship: Shiva Thapa clinches silver after injury-forced loss; Sumit Sangwan wins maiden medal
Fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) settled for a silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championships after an injury-forced loss in the final here today, becoming the first Indian to claim three back-to-back medals at the continental showpiece.
Fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) and unseeded Sumit Sangwan (91kg) continued to pack a powerful punch for India at the Asian Boxing Championships, advancing to the final with contrasting victories in Tashkent on Friday.
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.