It is fact that India is full of cricket enthusiasts however, there are also some non-cricket sports that Indian are pouring their into. With many Indian Boxers doing great in overseas and in India, boxing also comes into such list of ever-rising sport.
Boxing is quite popular among the audience as a powerful contact sport. Boxing is beneficial in many ways like increasing physical and mental strength, helps in increasing self-confidence, increases muscle power and as I mentioned above gives you the ability to defend yourself.
A good boxer requires a lot of strength, tactics, power, speed, and agility. Women boxing initiated in 2012 at the London Olympics. And now women’s boxing is getting so much appreciation and support that women are participating in huge numbers in this sport.
Apparently Boxing is a contact sport that is full of aggression but initially, it’s all about mind control and tactics to defend yourself till a particular time by gaining points with certain moves including jabs and hooks.
There are many Indian boxers who are very popular and have achieved a lot in this particular sport in India and abroad.
Let’s get to know them all!!!
Top 10 Best Indian Boxers
Vijender Singh Beniwal is at the top of this list of Indian Boxer who is currently the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion.
Vijendra Singh is the recipient of the highest civilian award Padmashri. He is also the recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
He first won a bronze medal in the year 2006 at Asian Games followed by another bronze in 2008 at Beijing Olympics.
2. Mary Kom
Mary Kom is the only woman Indian Boxer who has achieved a great platform in boxing. Mary Kom has won bronze in Summer Olympics in 2012. She was the first woman who qualified for the tournament. Mary Kom is the first Indian boxer to won gold in Asian Games in 2014.
Mary Kom is an inspiration for many other women. A biography movie was also made on Mary Kom that was named Mary Kom and her character was played by Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
3. Akhil Kumar
Akhil Kumar is the recipient of the Arjuna Award. He is popularly known for his knockout wins.
He won gold in 2006 at Commonwealth Games followed by bronze in 8 at the.
4. Jitendra Kumar
Jitendra Kumar is born in 1988 and represents India as a flyweight boxer.
He won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in 2006. He was the part of the team that was sent to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
However, unfortunately, Jitender lost in the quarterfinals in Olympics 2008 against Russian boxer Georgy Balakshin.
5. Mohammad Ali Qamar
Mohammad Ali Qamar was the first boxer to bring home gold from Commonwealth Games at Manchester in the year 2002.
He started his career in boxing from World Amateur Boxing Championship which was held in Houston in 1999.
6. Vikas Krishan Yadav
Vikas Krishan Yadav earned gold in the Asian Youth boxing championship in 2010 followed by bronze in Youth Olympics in the same year.
He also earned the gold medal I Youth World Amateur Boxing Championship and Asian Games.
7. Devendro Singh
Devendro Singh represents India in the light flyweight category. He achieved silver in the Amateur Boxing championship and Asian Confederation Boxing Championship in the year 2011.
He was also a part of the Summer Olympics in 2012 but , he lot in quarter-finals. He was also a representative of Indian in the Olympics in 2016.
8. Shiva Thapa
Shiva Thapa is the youngest Indian boxer who is just 22 years old. According to the AIBA Men’s World Ranking, Thapa holds 3rd rank in the Bantamweight category.
He is named under the third Indian boxer to earn gold at the Asian Games. His name is taken among the strongest Indian boxers who represented India at
9. Hawa Singh
Captain Hawa Singh has represented India, who used to box under heavyweight category. He ruled a decade in Asian and Indian Amateur boxing.
He won gold in 1966 and 1970 in Asia Games. He is the founder of the Bhiwani Boxing Club who produces boxers who represented India in the Olympic Games in 2008.
10. Pradip Singh Sihag
Pradip Singh Sihag has a record of winning 18 matches. He registered his victory in WBC Asian middleweight championship title, the OPBF title, the IPBO title, and the PABA title.
He is from Haryana and has a family background associated with boxing.
They all have achieved great titles in boxing and made the country always proud of their achievements.
They all have been the inspiration for youth and they have always motivated everyone to join boxing.
We are proud of our boxers!