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.
Panghal is from Mayna village of Rohtak district, Haryana. Haryana is the boxing capital of India.
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:
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.
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.
Panghal is 5 feet 2 inches tall. It is a huge disadvantage, but he has tremendous strength, speed, and endurance.
Panghal weighs 50 kgs. He used to fight in the light flyweight (49kgs) category until it was discontinued in the Olympics.