Date of Birth: 04-05-1989
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Coached by Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu at the SSCB boxing club, Kumar reached the quarter-finals of the 2013 AIBA World Championship. The 26-year-old hails from Bulandshahar city in Uttar Pradesh, where his father is a farmer, and his elder brother works in the Army. Kumar also joined the Army in 2008 and began boxing a year later, making his senior nationals debut in 2011, where he won a silver medal.
Touted as the country’s best super heavyweight boxer, he is India’s best bet for a medal in any major international competition. The 29-year-old Bulandshahar boxer had cornered a bronze medal in the +91 kg of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and followed it with another bronze medal effort at the Asian Boxing Championship in Bangkok the next year.
Surprisingly, he was not selected for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG) but delivered a telling statement for his non-inclusion in the CWG, bagging back-to-back bronze medals (2014 Asian Games and 2015 Asian Boxing Championships).
With two silver medals at the India Open and 2018 CWG, Satish Kumar carried his sublime form into 2019 and captured the silver medal at the Makran Cup and followed it up with a gold at the second edition of India Open
The esteemed Indian boxer will be keen to live up to his lofty reputation as he looks forward to upcoming challenges.
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