Boxing

Narender Grewal: My weight had dropped, I was just bones because I had not consumed anything but liquids for three months. No one can become a pehelwan pulling from a straw.

From street fighting to medal bouts

3 min read . 28 Oct 2018
India’s Mary Kom (right) beat Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the women’s 45-48kg final boxing match at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. Photo: AFP

Short bursts, long goal

5 min read . 27 Oct 2018
(From left) Shashi Chopra, Raffaele Bergamasco, Nitu, Ankushita Boro, Jyoti Gulia and Sakshi Choudhary with their gold medals at the Aiba Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati; and (below) Choudhary gets some last-minute help from the team’s support staff before her bout.
‘A still from Mukkabaaz’. Photo: Courtesy Toronto International Film Festival

The sweet science of ‘Mukkabaaz’

6 min read . 31 Oct 2017