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Satish Kumar (Boxer) Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 32
Weight: 98 Kg

Satish Kumar

Bio/Wiki
Full nameSatish Kumar Yadav [1]The New Indian Express
ProfessionBoxing
Famous forBeing the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics in the super heavyweight (+91 Kg) category [2]Olympics.com
Physical Stats & More
[3]AIBA Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 2”
[4]AIBA Weightin kilograms- 98 kg
in pounds- 216 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 16 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Boxing
Coach/MentorGurbaksh Singh Sandhu
ClubSSCB
StanceOrthodox
Medal(s)• Silver at Senior National Championships in 2011
• Gold at Senior National Championships in 2013
• Bronze at Asian Games in 2014
• Silver at Asian Championships in 2015
• Gold at Senior National Championships in 2015
• Silver at Commonwealth Games in 2018
Satish Kumar with a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 May 1989 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2021)32 Years
BirthplaceBulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signTaurus
NationalityIndian
HometownBulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot Known
Family
Wife/SpouseNot Known
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (farmer)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother(s)- He has three brothers. One of his elder brothers is in the Indian army.
Favourite Things
BeverageTea
Boxer(s)Vikas Krishan Yadav, Vijender Singh

Satish Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Satish Kumar

  • Satish Kumar is an Indian pugilist who competes in the super heavyweight (+91 Kg) category.
  • He grew up in a middle-class family in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Satish was good at sports like cricket and hockey in his childhood but never thought of making a career in sports.
  • Satish got inspired by his elder brother (who was serving in the Indian army) to join the Indian army.
  • In 2008, Satish joined the Indian army as a Sepoy.
  • While he was posted in Ranikhet, Uttrakhand, Satish came to the attention of the boxing coaches for his height during a boxing camp. They urged him to try his luck in boxing.
  • At that time, Satish was not aware of what boxing actually meant. He confused boxing with WWE. In an interview, while telling an amusing fact, he said,

    I heard about boxing for the first time in 2008. Otherwise, I used to think that WWE is boxing. I knew Undertaker and John Cena but not real boxing.”

  • He was 19 years old when he started his professional boxing career.
  • Satish participated in various local and state-level boxing competitions for two years and made his debut at the national level when he was 21 years old.
  • In 2011, he participated in the Senior National Boxing Championships and won a silver medal.
  • The next year, he won a gold medal by defeating Praveen Kumar in the finals of the Indian National Championships.

    Satish Kumar during a boxing tournament

    Satish Kumar during a boxing tournament

  • In 2013, Satish participated Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Russia and won a bronze medal.
  • Subsequently, he represented India at ASBC Asian Continental Championships in Amman, Jordan (2013).

    Satish Kumar after winning a boxing match

    Satish Kumar after winning a boxing match

  • The same year, he took part in the AIBA World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. However, he was disqualified from the event after his pre-quarterfinal bout due to an injury. He won a silver at the event.
  • He then won two bronze medals; one at the 2014 Asian Games held in Icheon and the other at the 2015 Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok.

    Satish Kumar in a boxing match

    Satish Kumar in a boxing match

  • His career saw a downfall at the 2016 Rio Olympics when he was ruled out of the game due to an injury.
  • Satish won a silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    Satish Kumar during a boxing match

    Satish Kumar during a boxing match

  • Kumar then participated in the Grand Prix Ustinad Labem in the Czech Republic and won a gold medal (2018).
  • Satish won the ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in March 2020; becoming the first Indian heavyweight boxer (91kg category) to ever qualify for an Olympics. The Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Satish Kumar with the ticket to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Satish Kumar with the ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Apart from boxing, he is also serving in the Indian army. Satish is included in the Indian government’s Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS). He is also associated with JWS Sports.
  • In his spare time, Kumar loves listening to music.
  • He is a fitness enthusiast and hits the gym daily.

    Satish Kumar during his workout session

    Satish Kumar during his workout session

  • In 2018, Satish received the Arjuna Award by the Government of India for his contribution to boxing.

    Satish Kumar receiving the Arjuna Award

    Satish Kumar receiving the Arjuna Award

  • He gives the credit of his success to the Indian army. In an interview, he said,

    If it wasn’t for the army, I don’t think I would be where I am now. I come from a place where not many set goals for themselves early in life but after I joined the army, I got the direction.”