DURYODHAN SINGH NEGI (69 kg)
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Place of Birth: Uttarakhand
Raised in a farmer’s family in Uttarakhand, Negi had joined the Army in 2004 to escape poverty. Fighting the enemy at the frontline and gunning down the terrorists in interiors of Assam as part of the 4th Kumaon Regiment, Negi was a true warrior who took to boxing, only to follow orders of his seniors. Clearing the selection criteria set by the Army and a month-long basic training, Negi was on course for the new leg of his life.
Negi had his first brush with boxing when he participated in the Inter battalion tournament in 2006. He won the Championship comfortably. While duty calls at the frontline were more important for this Jawan, boxing was something he never pre-empted to pursue.
Four years later, in 2010 when his battalion was given a peace posting, Negi was again selected up by the Senior Officers for the Army Nationals. Negi did not disappoint his seniors and showed some gutsy performances in the square ring. Though he lost by a whisker to a seasoned boxer, he definitely caught the eye of the Army Sports Institute Officer Scouts. Since then this infantryman has not looked back and is pursuing boxing seriously from the age of 27.
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