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Amit Panghal Boxer, State, Olympics, Record, State, Height, Weight, Wife

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Amit Panghal is an Indian amateur boxer. Amateur boxing is a form of boxing practiced at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, and many other associations. Panghal serves in the Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO). He was born on 16 October 1995. His favorite boxer is Vijender Singh.

Amit Panghal State

Panghal is from Mayna village of Rohtak district, Haryana. Haryana is the boxing capital of India.


Amit Panghal Boxer

25-year-old Amit fights in the flyweight category (52kgs). He was inspired to take up boxing by his brother Ajay. Ajay is a former boxer himself who the Indian Army also employs. Here are some of Amit Panghal’s notable achievements:

  • He made his debut in 2017, won gold at the National Boxing Championships.
  • Won bronze in the light flyweight category of the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Silver medal in the 2018 Commonwealth games.
  • Won the Gold Medal at Asian Boxing Championship 2019 in Bangkok.
  • In September 2019, Panghal became the first Indian boxer to win a silver medal at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships. He lost to Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the 52kg category final.
  • Won gold in Boxing World Cup 2020 held in Cologne, Germany.

Amit Panghal Record

Panghal is the current World No.1 in International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) 52kg category. He is the first and only Indian male boxer to win a silver medal at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships.

Amit Panghal Olympics

In March 2020, he booked his ticket for the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Carlo Paalam of the Philippines in the 52-kg category. Panghal is confident of a podium finish in the upcoming games. He wants his childhood coach Anil Dhankar to be present with him at the Tokyo Olympics medal ceremony.


Amit Panghal Height

Panghal is 5 feet 2 inches tall. It is a huge disadvantage, but he has tremendous strength, speed, and endurance.

 

Amit Panghal Weight

Panghal weighs 50 kgs. He used to fight in the light flyweight (49kgs) category until it was discontinued in the Olympics.


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