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AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation. AIBA president C.K. Wu issued a statement Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership. The previous...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian boxing body given Dec. 4 deadline for polls

The Indian Boxing Federation was given a deadline of Dec. 4 by AIBA on Wednesday to organize fresh elections as it seeks to return from a suspension imposed last year. ''This morning, AIBA accepted IBF's request for a one-month extension to arrange the elections,'' Sebastien Gillot, communications director of the world governing body, told the Associated Press...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Indian boxer tests negative in high-profile test

India's sports ministry says Olympic boxing medallist Vijender Singh has tested negative for banned substances after police claimed last month he was a heroin user. The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that a ''full menu test was conducted which included testing for psychotropic substances.'' The National Anti-Doping Agency undertook the out-of-competition...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gov't wants Singh tested for heroin

The Indian sports ministry has asked the national anti-doping body to conduct an out-of-competition test on a boxer after claims from police and local media he uses heroin. The ministry says the unusual move is necessary because if the claims about Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh are true, it ''may have a debilitating influence'' on other athletes. Singh...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Indian government wants boxer tested for heroin

The Indian sports ministry has asked the national anti-doping body to conduct an out-of-competition test on a boxer after claims from police and local media he uses heroin. The ministry says the unusual move is necessary because if the claims about Vijender Singh are true it ''may have a debilitating influence'' on other athletes. Vijender, who won middleweight...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Vijender refuses to give samples

Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh has refused to provide blood and hair samples to establish whether he used illicit drugs linked to a police investigation of more than $25 million in heroin confiscated from an international criminal network. Senior Punjab Police officer Hardyal Singh Mann said in a statement Monday night that India's bronze-medal winning boxer did not consent...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vijender refuses samples to test for illicit drugs

Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh has refused to provide blood and hair samples to establish whether he used illicit drugs linked to a police investigation of more than $25 million in heroin confiscated from an international criminal network. Senior Punjab Police officer Hardyal Singh Mann said in a statement Monday night that India's bronze-medal winning boxer did not consent...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Police to question Singh

Police in India's Punjab state reportedly plan to question Olympic boxing bronze medalist Vijender Singh as part of an investigation into a drug haul of more than $25 million from an international network. Top police official Hardyal Singh Mann was widely quoted in the Indian media on Monday as saying one of two men arrested with 57 pounds of heroin told police that two boxers...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Police to question Indian boxer Vijender Singh

Police in India's Punjab state reportedly plan to question Olympic boxing bronze medalist Vijender Singh in a case involving a drug haul of more than $25 million from an international network. Top police official Hardyal Singh Mann was widely quoted in the Indian media on Monday as saying one of two men arrested with 26 kilograms (57 pounds) of heroin told police that two boxers...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lomachenko, 2 Brits win in boxing

Lightweight Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine clinched his second Olympic boxing medal with a 14-9 victory over Puerto Rico's Felix Verdejo on Monday night, and middleweight Vijender Singh was eliminated in the biggest blow yet to the beleaguered Indian team. Middleweight Anthony Ogogo ensured the powerful British team would win its third medal of its home Olympic tournament. Super...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Americans falling fast in Olympics

Just four days after the U.S. boxing team began the London Olympics with a string of victories and rising medal hopes, only two male fighters are still standing. The American skid reached seven straight bouts in the evening session Thursday night with narrow defeats for lightweight Jose Ramirez and middleweight Terrell Gausha. Only welterweight Errol Spence and flyweight Rau'...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The shrinking role of boxing at the Olympics

Why Was Men's Boxing Cut in Order to Add Women's Boxing? Make no mistake: boxing has been under assault at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in recent years. For decades, boxing at the Summer Games was organized into 12 weight classes. The first trimming took place for the 2004 Olympics, when the weight classes were cut back to 11, a figure that held for...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Commonwealth boxers now concerned about bouts

The focus in Commonwealth Games boxing has has finally moved from the weighing scales to the ring. Faulty readings from the scales on the eve of competition caused a panic as boxers tried to lose weight in order to be eligible for their respective categories Anthony Taylor of New Zealand said ''it certainly should not have happened,'' but was among those looking...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2010  |  Discuss
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