Born in a village of Rohtak district, Haryana, Amit Panghal was born to Vijender Singh Panghal, a farmer from Mayna. The boxer’s elder brother, Ajay, a former amateur boxer, works in the Indian Army. Ajay, inspired Panghal to take up boxing. He started training in 2007 at Sir Chhoturam Boxing Academy. Panghal was serving in the Indian Army as of March 2018, as a junior commissioned officer. The amateur boxer won his first medal in 2017 at the Asian Championships in the light flyweight category. Panghal had to settle for silver after he lost a fight against Shakhobodin Zoirov of Uzbekistan during the build-up of the Summer Games in the final of the Asian Boxing Championships.
Age - 25
Sports/Discipline - Boxing
Working Ranking - 1
First Olympic Games - Tokyo 2021
— Silver – Flyweight, 2019 Yekaterinburg
— Gold - Flyweight, 2019 Bangkok
— Silver - Flyweight, 2021 Dubai
— Bronze - Light flyweight, 2017 Tashkent
— Gold - Light Flyweight, 2018 Gold Coast
— Gold - Light Flyweight, 2018 Jakarta Palembang
Tokyo Olympics Qualification
The Indian flyweight boxer will enter the Tokyo Olympics as the world’s No. 1 in his weight division, men’s 52kg. The 25-year-old will be the only Indian pugilist out of the total qualified nine to enter the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the world number 1.
Panghal won a gold medal at the Asian Games in 2018 and the Boxing World Cup in 2020. He got a silver at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championship. He bagged a bronze at the 2020 Asia Oceania Boxing Olympics Qualifiers.