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Duryodhan’s Mahabharat: India's welterweight medal hope at World Championship

In school he wanted to change his name, but has made peace with it now. Having fought ULFA militants while posted in Assam, the ‘ghatak commando’ finds competitive boxing much easier. He even battled depression when afflicted by vitiligo. Gaurav Bhatt tells the story of the India's welterweight medal hope at World Championship.

Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev suspended for kissing female reporter during interview

The boxing chiefs in California suspended Bulgarian heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev's license for "forcibly" kissing a female reporter on lips during an interview.


BFI should consider doing away with selection trials for performers: Mary Kom

Mary Kom, a six-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, was chosen by the BFI selection panel based on her gold medal-winning performances at the India Open and a subsequent tournament in Indonesia.

After two deaths in a week, boxing considers some changes in rules

Maxim Dadashev, a 28-year-old Russian, died July 23, four days after a light welterweight fight in Maryland. Hugo Alfredo Santillán, a 23-year-old Argentine, died July 25, five days after collapsing at the end of a lightweight fight in Buenos Aires.

Lovlina, Neeraj clinch gold at Umakhanov Memorial boxing

Indian boxers fetched six medals at the tournament, including two golds, one silver and three bronze.

A boxing champion's unending fight against severe obsessive-compulsive disorder

By definition, OCD involves unwanted, recurring and distressing thoughts. In response, people often perform repetitive behaviors, or rituals, to alleviate the anxiety caused by the obsessions.


Four Indian women boxers enter semis of Russian tourney

India Open gold-medallist Neeraj (57kg) and former world youth bronze-medallist Jony (60kg) were the other two to make the semi-finals on Wednesday night.

Boxing: The dark side of a sport many still love

Muhammad Ali was the most famous and celebrated fighter ever, but even he wasn't immune. The punches he took over his career brought on Parkinson's that silenced his once magnificent voice in his later years.

Mary Kom staves off tough challenge to enter President's Cup final

World Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri laboured to a tough 3-2 win over Philippines' Ogayre Junmilardo.

Argentine boxer's death forces boxing fans to consider implications for sport

Hugo Santillán was the second boxer to die this week following a bout. Maxim Dadashev of Russia died Tuesday in Maryland following a Friday loss to Puerto Rico’s Subriel Matías.

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Like a boss: This is how MP Mary Kom spends quality time with children

Comparisons of her dual role with a certain Manny Pacquiao only evoke laughter from MC Mary Kom but the five-time world champion says being an active boxer and a parliamentarian at the same time is no laughing matter.

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest', dies at the age of 74

Muhammad Ali's quiet later life was in contrast to the roar of a career that had breathtaking highs as well as terrible lows


Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Justin Bieber in attendance

Stars were in plenty as Mayweather beat Pacquiao in the richest bout ever. Have a look!

Mary Kom rules the ring, Tintu Luka races to silver, Annu Rani lands bronze, Sarita Devi refuses medal

India won another gold via Mary Kom as the track and field athletes contributed to a silver and a bronze.

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Philippine boxing great Pacquiao on political crusade

Manny Pacquiao still trains with the joy that has been a trademark of his spectacular boxing career, but outside of the ring he speaks in ominous, Biblical tones about his political crusade against wickedness.