Free Press Journal
  • Asian Games 2018: Boxer Vikas Krishan, Amit Panghal into semi finals; Sarjubala Devi ousted

    Jakarta: Vikas Krishan (75kg) overcame a bleeding left eye to assure himself of a third successive medal at the Asian Games, while Amit Panghal (49kg) produced a power-packed performance in his quarterfinal bout to guarantee a maiden podium finish here today. However, it was curtains for world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (51kg) after she lost her quarterfinal bout 0-5 to up and coming Chinese Chang Yuan, a Youth Olympics gold-medallist and also a

  • Human Dynamo: A boxer who has set eyes on Olympics

    Indore: Perhaps, you wouldn’t have heard about this sport much. Ask 26-year-old savate boxing champion Sumitra Chandravanshi who dreams of representing India in Olympics 2024 to be held in Paris, France. “Savate will be among contested sports in Olympics 2024 and hopefully I will be prepared to compete for India by then,” Sumitra told Free Press. Sharing her life-story, Sumitra said, “I lost my mother when I was three years old. But

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    Boxer Manoj Kumar qualifies for Olympics

    Baku (Azerbaijan): Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) today became the second Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games after advancing to the semifinals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament here.

  • Boxer Pooja Rani fails

    Astana: India’s disastrous campaign at the Women’s World Boxing Championships continued as Pooja Rani failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics after losing in the second round here on Sunday.

  • All set! Vijender confident ahead of the 4th pro bout

    New Delhi : Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is confident of extending his winning spree in the professional arena as he gears up to face Hungary’s Alexander Horvath at the Liverpool Arena today.

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    Felt a bit nervous in comeback bout: L Sarita Devi

    New Delhi : The one-year ban could not waver her focus but Asian Games bronze-medallist boxer L Sarita Devi today conceded that she did feel a moment of self-doubt while stepping into the ring for her comeback bout during the just-concluded training-cum-competition trip to China.

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    Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. buys $3.5 million Bugatti

    Las Vegas: Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t one to rest in retirement, not when there are USD 3.5 million sports cars to buy. The Las Vegas boxer posed with his latest purchase, a 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, in a photo posted to his Instagram account.

  • Post cardiac scare, Lamar Odom showing signs of improvement

    Washington DC : Lamar Odom, who has been struggling for his life since he was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada, is now doing pretty fine and reportedly has been giving the thumbs up and thumbs down signs while responding. The sources close to the doctors revealed that though the former NBA player wasn’t out of the woods right now, his recovery was significant and had begun breathing on his own after

  • Vijender Singh has spark for pro circuit: trainer

    New Delhi :  Convinced about Vijender Singh’s ability to sparkle in the gruelling arena of professional boxing, his UK-based trainer Lee Beard and promoter Francis Warren said the Indian has what it takes to make it big there as his natural ability goes beyond the amateur level.

  • Difficult tasks give me pleasure, says Vijender Singh

    New Delhi :  He knows it won’t be a stroll in the park but Indian boxing star Vijender Singh said he can’t wait for his professional debut in September as taking on difficult tasks is what makes him happy.

  • Now, a formal body to run pro-boxing

    New Delhi :  Amateur boxing in India might be in shambles but professional boxing is all set to get a massive fillip in the country with the launch of a governing body to facilitate pugilists, who wish to follow in Vijender Singh’s footsteps and try their luck in the lucrative circuit.

  • Mandatory for athletes to play for six years

    Chandigarh :  In the aftermath of the furore created by Olympic-medallist boxer Vijender Singh’s decision to turn professional, the Haryana government said it is considering making it mandatory for a sportsman, who gets government employment, to compete for at least six years.

  • Boxer turned sweeper seeks a job of dignity

    Howrah :  Former national boxer Krishna Rout, who has been cleaning open drains for the past 15 years as a temporary worker of Howrah Municipal Corporation, today said he would appeal to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to give him a permanent government job of dignity.

  • Vijender meets Haryana CM

    Chandigarh :  Drawing flak from some quarters for turning professional, Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday.

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    Ensure no life ban on boxer Sarita Devi: Cong MP

    New Delhi:  A strong plea was made by an Opposition member in the Lok Sabha today for efforts to avert a life ban on boxer L Sarita Devi from International Boxing Association for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.