Vijender Singh beats snake blood-drinking Hungarian boxer: All about the match and the boxer

first_imgIndia’s Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh knocked out Hungarian opponent Alexander Horvath to record his fourth consecutive win in Pro Boxing match. Vijender Singh dedicated his win to the Pathankot and J&K martyrs. Before the match, the Hungarian boxer admitted to have started dining on snake’s blood to attain supernatural powers. He had also remarked that he would give boxing lessons to Singh and there was no way Singh could beat him.Born in Kaluwas Village, five kilometres from Bhiwani, Haryana, Vijender took up boxing at a very young age. The Olympic medal winner has admitted that boxing has never been only his profession but also his passion.Listed are some facts you should definitely know about the boxer:1.  He obtained his initial training in boxing from his birthplace. He used to practise at the Bhiwani Boxing Club under Coach Jagdish Singh, who encouraged him to take up boxing.2.  In 2000, Vijender won his first gold medal at the National Games. Three years later, he became India’s Youth Boxing Champion.3.  In 2003, Vijender, a 17-year-old, took part in the Afro-Asian Games as a senior boxer. He fought against very experienced boxers and clinched the silver medal.4.  Vijender had also taken part in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics in the welterweight division and lost to Turkey’s Mustafa Karagollu by 20-25 score.5.  In 2006 Commonwealth Games, Vijender won the semi-final against England’s Neil Perkins but lost in the final round against South Africa’s Bongani Mwelase.6.  This defeat was not entirely unfruitful as it won Vijender a qualification to the middleweight (75 kg) division at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, where he bagged the bronze medal, having lost the semifinal against Kazakhstan’s Bakhtiyar Artayev.advertisement7.  Vijender beat Artayev in the quarterfinal at The President’s Cup boxing tournament, which is considered as a dress rehearsal for the Olympics.8.  At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Vijender won the bronze medal by beating Ecuador’s Carlos Gongora by 9-4 score.9.  In July 2009, Vijender Singh was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour.10. On October 10, 2015, Vijender won his first professional boxing match against a British boxer, Sonny Whiting, whom he knocked out within Round 3 at the Manchester Arena.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

It will be another good barometer for us he sai

first_img“It will be another good barometer for us,” he said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   But it’s better to have to deal with prosperity than a disappointing season, and right now the Cardinals appear to be peaking, though Arians doesn’t believe that to be the case.“I think we’re getting better each week,” Arians said. “I think our best football is still out there; we left way too many points on the field this weekend. “December football is what it’s all about. You want games to matter in December, and that’s what people remember.”As the calendar turns, though, the Cardinals are in good position to be remembered. Up next is a road game at Philadelphia, another team that is in the playoff race but needs to finish strong. It’s a big game for both teams, and offers another chance for the Cardinals to prove that they are a legitimate playoff contender.During their winning streak, they’ve beaten good teams and won on the road, but have yet to beat a good team on the road. Arians, who is confident in his team’s postseason chances because of “the way it feels right now,” knows a win over the Eagles would go a long way toward improving the team’s reputation as well as its postseason chances. center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Bruce Arians was understandably pleased with how his team played in Sunday’s 40-11 rout of the Indianapolis Colts.“Basically, after watching the film, it was a doggone good outing by everybody, especially defensively,” the coach said Monday. Arians added that the offense should have scored more than it did and noted that the blocked field goal in the first quarter wasn’t good, but overall he had little to complain about. The offense piled up 410 yards behind quarterback Carson Palmer’s fourth-straight good game, and the defense limited the Colts to just 4.3 yards per play. It was a team effort; with the blocked field goal being the only real blemish on what otherwise was a good-looking win. Following arguably his team’s most complete game of the season, Arians said this year’s Cardinals remind him a bit of the Colts team he coached last season as well as some of the Steelers teams he was part of, as far as the camaraderie and willingness to sacrifice for the betterment of the team. And that team, with a 7-4 record and four straight wins, has to be feeling pretty good about itself. One of the challenges they’ll face down the stretch, besides opposing teams, is their own success, because with success comes recognition, and with recognition can come a sense of complacency. Dealing with prosperity is something the Cardinals have not had much experience with, and Arians knows it is a challenge his team faces. “The noise level will get higher, pats on the back and all that stuff,” he said. “You start reading the press clippings and feeling the pats on your back and you open yourself up for disaster.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more