Friday, August 12

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Boxer Punam Rawal bows out from world championship
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Boxer Punam Rawal bows out from world championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali boxer Punam Rawal was defeated by Kani Maria of Greece during the women’s 57-60 kg bout of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship underway in Istanbul, Turkey. Rawal, who played an aggressive game since the first round, couldn’t beat her opponent who had the advantage of better height. The Greek player maintained the lead since the beginning despite a tough fight put up by Rawal. Maria was declared the winner through a unanimous decision of the judges, informed Shyam Kaji Awale, spokesperson of Nepal Boxing Association.
SAG gold medalist Minu Gurung in semis
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SAG gold medalist Minu Gurung in semis

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - South Asian Games gold medalist Minu Gurung of Tribhuvan Army Club stormed into the semifinal of Ganeshman Memorial National Boxing Championship on Thursday defeating Asmita Duwal of Bagmati Province in the women’s 51 kg weight category. Likewise, Maya Khatri of Lubini Province also made it to the semis after winning her match against Sonia Shetty of Far Western Province on the third day of the championship being held at Basantapur Durbar Square. Nisha Tamang of Nepal Police Club beat Sumina Khadka of Madhes Province to reach the semifinal in women’s 57 kg category. Likewise, Sushmita Rai of Province 1 reached the semis after defeating Seema Gurung of Gandaki Province. Sangeeta Sunar of APF earned a walkover from Samjhana Deula to secure a b...
Chandrakala Thapa storms into semifinals of Ganeshman memorial boxing
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Chandrakala Thapa storms into semifinals of Ganeshman memorial boxing

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Chandrakala Thapa of Tribhuvan Army Club and Nangja Budha Magar of APF have advanced to the semifinals of the Ganeshman Singh Memorial Boxing Championship in women’s 57 kg category on Wednesday. Thapa defeated Swastika Tiruwa while Budha Magar ousted Janaki Thapa of Lumbini Province in the quarterfinals held at Basantapur Durbar Square. Sanju Maya Thing also reached the semifinal of the event organized by Bir Ganeshman Singh Sports Committee. She defeated Aarati BK of Karnali Province to secure a place in the semifinal of women’s 51 kg category. Dewana Sherma of Nepal Police Club also made it to the semifinal after beating Asmita Thapa of Gandaki Province. In the women’s 60 kg category, Sashikala Rai of Bagmati Province defeated Jessica Shre...
Best female MMA fighters – Beauty with Strength
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Best female MMA fighters – Beauty with Strength

By a staff reporter Two tough men beating the living daylights out of each other with the emphasis on the word 'men' has always been the predominant picture of the battle. Female boxing matches attracted criticism until the early 1980s, so much so that it was blamed for being simply a gratification of lewd men's sensual thoughts. Nevertheless, in the US and Europe, the 1990s saw a boxing boom and it was eventually introduced to the 21st Century Olympic Games. Female mixed martial arts fights started talking flight in the only nation able to challenge the limits, Japan, at the same time as women's boxing came to fame in the United States. The first female MMA battle in the US took place in the International Fighting Championship on March 28, 1997. But it took Strikeforce another 1...
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