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Lightweights throw first punch

17 Mar 06 05:19
The first punches in the Boxing have been thrown today, with 34 bouts being contested over two sessions in the Lightweight, Light Welterweight, Welterweight and Heavyweight divisions.

Aussie's Fighting Chance for Gold

15 Mar 06 09:47
Young Aussie, Leonardo Zappavigna, is being hailed as the next 'Jeff Fenech' and Australia's best chance for gold in the boxing.
Australian boxer Jarrod Fletcher (81 kg division) in action.

Crime-fighter turned boxer

13 Mar 06 01:15
Known as the smiling assassin, Australian private investigator Romesh Fernando will be taking up his fight in the Boxing ring at the Games – and his competitors should be scared.
Uganda's Martin Mubiru, on the receiving end during the Manchester Games.

One million shillings for Boxing gold

11 Mar 06 01:21
Former Boxing champion, Godfrey Nyakana, has offered a reward of one million Ugandan shillings for gold medal success.
Local police officer William Magnel runs with the Queen's Baton on Anse Lezio beach, part of the Seychelle Islands.

Seychelles' golden tapestry

09 Mar 06 00:02
As Seychellois athletes look to add to their tally of three medals, all won in Boxing, school children from the islands will be represented in a very colourful way.
A display of boxing at the Kamuzu Institute of Sport, Malawi

African tiger Malawi faces challenge

08 Mar 06 06:36
The Malawi Commonwealth Games team, with strengths in Netball and Boxing, has left Malawi for Melbourne to acclimatise and commence final preparations for the Games.
Jitender Kumar at the Sydney Olympics.

Gloves on for India

03 Mar 06 01:44
Indian boxer Diwakar Prasad will make his return from injury at the Games, looking to build on the promise he showed in Athens two years ago.
Ben McEachran of Australia in the Men's Light Heavyweight semi final at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Australia's Boxers ready to rumble

14 Feb 06 06:23
Manchester bronze medallist Ben McEachran will lead Australia’s eleven man Boxing squad to Melbourne, with his eyes of the prize in the 81kg division, and the hope of bringing his team mates a repeat of the glory of Manchester.
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Kiwi boxer loses Games fight

10 Jan 06 03:21
New Zealand boxer, Scott Gardner has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games, only a few months out from competition, due to a severe hand injury.
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Fiji boxers take their fight to the road

09 Jan 06 02:25
The Fiji Times reports that their country's cash-strapped national Boxing team has appealed for government assistance to buy gloves and set up a ring ahead of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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