Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Boxing has dominated the news (at least on the MCT front ) in the last couple days... the boxers have returned after a good performance at the world championships and have returned heroes. the media again have gone after the federation and it was supposedly brought up in parliament that they were transported in a shabby van from the airport to their hotel. 
R U SERIOUS!!! i am now at least convinced that they don't have better things to talk about in parliament... the truth is that our sportspeople are not treated well but that doesn't encompass one van ride from the airport to the hotel which is maybe 15 mins. 
if they want to make a difference why don't they upgrade the facilities that the athletes live in, the poor quality of food that they are fed and the sub standard quality of life they have in the various camps. They really don't care if they ride in a mercedes or tata indica, what they really want is to be able to live in a nice, clean place that will actually make them a whole lot healthier. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dinesh Kumar...the coming out party!!!

so closely following in Akhil's footsteps Dinesh Kumar who got in on a wild card also managed to win. This win is more impressive than akhils because this is the same guy whom he had got pummelled by earlier this year at the Olympics. So Dinesh has shown great poise and actually worked very hard. He is a young boxer who has shown a lot of promise and is also another one of our candidates who has come out of a career threatening injury. So we are proud of him and looking to some gold medlas now. 


akhil kumar has again gone and done something great at the 2008 world cup finals in moscow. this is a tournament that is by invitation only for the world's top 8 boxers and akhil has just beaten german marcel schneider 15:6 and got india it's 1st medal in 14 years at a world cup. akhil has been training hard with our trainer heath matthews and is now up against olympic silver medalist from Cuba. All scores can be seen live on 
akhil is a very special athlete for us and he is now brimming with the confidence that he can go all the way. His next bout (semis) is on the 13th so everyone get ready for a good showing. 
later on tonight our other boxer Dinesh Kumar is fighting against an algerian boxer whom he lost to at Beijing. But hey its a new day!!!!! COME ON BOYS!!!!