Tag: akhil kumar (last 300)

Moldovan rhapsody

(ToI) Indian boxer Akhil Kumar crashed out of the Beijing Olympics after losing to Moldovan Veaceslav Gojan 10-3 in the bantamweight quarterfinals. The other two Kumars box Wednesday. Video: [via]

The Kumars at No. 1

(NDTV) Akhil Kumar’s next boxing bout at the Olympics is on Monday. Vijender and Jitender’s are on Wednesday.

Kumar’s opponent says he was robbed

(Yahoo) Sergey Vodopyanov, the world champion bantamweight, and the U.S.’ Raynell Williams both said they were wronged by subjective calls. Vodopyanov was edged by India’s Akhil Kumar on total punches in a fight that ended 9-all.

Boxer on a roll

(Sify) Akhil, who trailed 3-6 in the third round, rained blows on the world No. 1 and reduced the margin to 7-8 by the end of the round. The judges gave the bout to Kumar for landing more punches. He’s won 3 medals in 4 int’l competitions since ’06.

An obedient boxer

(Gettyimages) Photos of bantamweight Akhil Kumar, who’s in medal contention in Beijing. (ht: khoof)

A tryst with destiny

(TO Star) After outboxing 2005 world silver medallist Ali Hallab of France in the first round, Kumar sent home Russia’s world champion Sergey Vodopyanov, who was the favourite in the bantamweight class. Dare we dream?