GUWAHATI: The Assam state government has issued a Rs 500,000 cheque to ace boxer and Arjuna awardee Lovlina Borgohain with a view to "facilitating" the pugilist’s training and other preparations for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma handed over the cheque to Lovlina’s father Tiken Borgohain on Thursday. He also handed over another cheque of Rs 200,000 for the Bronze medal Lovelina won at the Asian Boxing Championship held recently in Dubai.

Both the cheques were presented under the State Sports Policy.

Jun 17, 2021 17:06
NEW DELHI: Sports nutrition brand Fast&Up is associating with boxer Pooja Rani for all her dietary supplement requirements as she prepares for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. 
Jun 16, 2021 13:06
MUMBAI: Sports drama "Toofaan", starring Farhan Akhtar, will be released on Amazon Prime Video on July 16. The release of the movie, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, was deferred amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country. It was previously scheduled to start streaming on Amazon from May 21, PTI reports.
Jun 15, 2021 15:06
LAUSANNE: The International Boxing Association on Monday said it has retained McLaren Sport Solution (MGSS), led by Professor Richard McLaren, to conduct a two-phase independent investigation into allgations of unfair refereeing and judging at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. AIBA expects the first phase of the probe to be completed by August.
Jun 10, 2021 10:06
NEW DELHI: Asian Games Gold medal-winning boxer Dingko Singh died on Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer.  He was 42 and had been fighting cancer since 2017.  Manipur-based Dingko endured a long battle with the disease and even recovered from COVID-19 last year, PTI reports. 
Jun 08, 2021 01:06
NEW DELHI: Sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures has added boxing sensation Pooja Rani to their talent roster.  The multi-year deal will see Baseline managing all the commercial interests of Pooja.
Jun 04, 2021 18:06
LAUSANNE: AIBA has ordered an "immediate investigation" into judging decisions of certain bouts at the Asian Boxing Championships held in Dubai.  India was amomg the countries that had sought reviews of controversial decisions made during the course of the tournament.
May 27, 2021 19:05
LAUSANNE: The International Boxing Association board of directors declared Wednesday that it has settled its longstanding $10 million debt to Azerbaijani company Benkons LLC and the other ones. 
May 26, 2021 17:05
SINGAPORE: ONE Championship (ONE), Asia’s largest MMA promotion, has announced “Road to ONE: Europe”, which features 32 of Europe’s best heavyweight kickboxers competing for a contract with ONE Championship.
May 19, 2021 12:05
NEW DELHI: The Boxing Federation of India announced Tuesday that a full-strength Indian contingent will participate at the upcoming 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships, which is jointly hosted by BFI and the UAE Boxing Federation. The matches will be held from May 24 and go on till June 1 in Dubai.
May 17, 2021 17:05
SINGAPORE: Arjan “Singh” Bhullar has entered the history books at ONE: DANGAL. The 34-year-old Indian star defeated longtime heavyweight king Brandon “The Truth” Vera to earn a decisive second-round TKO and claim the ONE Heavyweight World Title on Saturday, 15 May. In the process, Bhullar capped off ONE Championship’s Indian showcase by becoming his nation’s first-ever Mixed Martial Arts World Champion.