Amir Khan announces blockbuster clash with Manny Pacquiao

British boxer Amir Khan claims he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November. Khan won the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in Jeddah on Friday. Now the 32-year-old plans to return to Saudi Arabia on November 8 to face former sparring […]

Vijender set for US debut against Mike Snider on Saturday

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be back in action after more than a year when he will take on American Mike Snider in an eight-round super middleweight contest in the US on Saturday. WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific super middle-weight champion Vijender holds a record of 10-0 (7 knockouts). “I think it’s going to […]

Amir Khan defends pocketing £7 million for Saudi Arabia fight

BRITISH Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has defended pocketing £7 million for his fight in Saudi Arabia against Billy Dib. Khan will fight two-time World Champion Din on Friday in Jeddah, and he said the mega-money offer from Saudi Arabia stopped him from retiring. Khan said: “If I didn’t have this new avenue opening up in […]

Amir Khan defends decision to fight in Saudi Arabia

British boxer Amir Khan insists he doesn’t regret agreeing to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country. Khan is due to face India’s Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12. Amnesty International have described the Saudi human rights record as “abysmal”, adding that the nation […]

Amir Khan to face India’s Neeraj Goyat in Saudi Arabia

BOXER Amir Khan is set to take on India’s Neeraj Goyat in an exhibition bout in Saudi Arabia, earning him a reported £7 million. The bout against the former MMA fighter is set to take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 12. “This is an exciting challenge I […]

Indian Boxing League to be launched soon, says BFI

The franchise-based league for Indian boxers that has been in the works since 2017 will finally the see the light of the day tentatively in July-August this year, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced on Tuesday. The BFI had floated a tender for the commercial and organising rights for the pro-style league in 2017. […]

Vijender Singh: I am aspiring to be India’s Manny Pacquaio

A trailblazer inside the boxing ring, Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh says he will draw inspiration from Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao in his political innings which start with the Congress in the ongoing general elections. The 33-year-old from the cradle of Indian boxing — Bhiwani in Haryana — was on Monday nominated from the South Delhi […]

Amir Khan: ‘Beating Crawford will transform my career’

by RONNIE RUFF AMIR KHAN has admitted he is in “the last chapter” of his career ahead of Saturday night’s (20) blockbuster with pound-for-pound great Terrence Crawford – but that fact will make a surprise victory in New York “one of the sweetest moments”. The Bolton boxer, 32, has a final crack at the big […]

Vijender Singh’s US pro debut postponed following injury during training

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh’s much-awaited professional debut in the USA, scheduled for April 12, has been postponed after he injured himself during a sparring session in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old, India’s first Olympic and world championships medallist in boxing, was to make his US debut at the Staples Center on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla […]

Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa in Indian men’s boxing team for Asian Championships

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. The Asian Championships are scheduled to be held in the Thai […]