Saweety Boora Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More
|Profession(s)||Boxer, Income Tax Inspector|
|Famous for||Winning gold medal in the light heavyweight category (81 kg) at the Women's World Boxing Championship 2023, held in New Delhi|
|Physical Stats & More|
|BoxRec Height||in centimeters- 171 cm
in meters- 1.71 m
in feet & inches- 5'7½"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||33-28-33|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship, Jeju City, South Korea (in the light heavyweight (81 kg) category)|
|Weight Category||Light Heavyweight category (81 kg)|
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• 2009: 4th Junior Women National Boxing Championship at Monual Haq Stadium Rajendra Nagar, Patna
• 2010: 9th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Panipat
• 2010: 11th Senior Women National Boxing Championship, Thrissur
• 2011: 2nd Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship at N.T.R Stadium, Guntur
• 2011: 2nd Youth Women Haryana State Boxing Championship at Mahendragarh, Haryana
• 2011: 7th Youth Women National Boxing Championship, Patiala
• 2011: N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women's Boxing Championships at DSA Ground, Nainital
• 2011: 1st UBA Cup Women's Boxing Tournament, Hisar
• 2011: 3rd Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship, Anna Thidal, Puducherry
• 2012: 8th Federation Cup Women's Boxing Championships at Sai Sports Complex, Guwahati, Assam
• 2012: 7th Senior Women North India Boxing Championship, Himachal Pradesh
• 2012: 4th Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship at Visakhapatnam
• 2013: 12th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Hisar, Haryana
• 2013: 14th Senior Women Boxing Competition, Khatima, Uttrakhand
• 2013: 8th Senior Women North India Boxing Championship, Srinagar
• 2014: 13th Senior Women State Boxing Championship, Bhiwani, Haryana
• 2015: 14th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Haryana
• 2015: 16th Senior (Elite) Women National Boxing Championship, Guwahati, Assam
• 2016: 15th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Rohtak, Haryana
• 2018: Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament, Russia
• 2021: 2nd Elite Women’s Haryana State Boxing Championship, Rohtak
• 2021: 5th Elite Women National Boxing Championship, Hisar, Haryana
• 2022: Asian Women's Boxing Championship, Jordan
• 2022: 6th Elite Women's National Boxing Championship at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
• 2023: Women's World Boxing Championship, New Delhi
• 2010: 1st Youth Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Haryana
• 2010: S.H.N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championship, Uttarakhand
• 2014: AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship, Jeju City in South Korea
• 2015: Asian Women's Amateur Boxing Championships in Wulanchabu, China
• 2018: First India Open Boxing International Tournament, New Delhi
• 2022: 36th National Games in Gujarat
• 2012: 13th Senior Women National Boxing Championship, Guwahati
• 2018: Strandja Boxing Tournament, Kazakhstan
• 2018: 69th International Boxing Championship, Bulgaria
• 2019: 2nd Open India National Championship, Guwahati, Assam
• 2019: 7th President Cup, Kazakhstan
• 2021: ASBC Asian Boxing Championship, Dubai
|Award(s)||• 2017: Bhim Award from the Government of Haryana for her achievements in boxing
• 2018: Excellence Award in sports the Central Revenue Sports and Cultural Board
|Date of Birth||2 April 1993 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Hisar, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Hisar, Haryana, India|
|College/University||• Government Post Graduate College, Hisar Saweety Boora - Facebook
• Kurukshetra University, Haryana Saweety boora - Facebook
|Blood Group||A+ Indian Amateur Boxing Federation|
|Hobbies||Painting, writing poems, singing religious songs (bhajans) at home|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Deepak Niwas Hooda (Kabaddi player)
|Marriage Date||7 July 2022|
|Engagement Date||29 June 2022
|Husband/Spouse||Deepak Niwas Hooda
|Parents||Father- Mahender Singh Boora (farmer)
Mother- Suman Devi Boora (homemaker)
• Mandeep Boora (boxer)
• Naveen Boora
Sister- Siwi Boora (boxer)
|Cars Collection||Saweety owns two Hyundai Creta cars
Some Lesser Known Facts About Saweety Boora
- Saweety Boora is an Indian boxer who competes in different boxing championships under the light heavyweight category (81 kg). In 2023, Saweety held the title of world champion after she defeated China’s Wang Lina in the light heavyweight (81 kg) category at the Women’s World Boxing Championship, which was held in New Delhi.
- Saweety Boora grew up in a Haryanavi family in Hisar, Haryana. Her father, Mahender Singh Boora, played basketball at the national level.
- Saweety’s sister, Siwi Boora, who competes in the lightweight category, was motivated and encouraged by her sister to take up boxing as a career.
- As per some media sources, Deepak and Saweety met in Rohtak, Haryana in 2015 during the inauguration of the Haryana Marathon, where both were invited as chief guests. After their first meeting, they got romantically inclined towards each other, and eventually, Deepak proposed to Saweety for marriage.
- During her school days, Saweety used to train in kabaddi, and she played at the state level, representing Haryana’s women’s kabaddi team. However, her interest shifted to boxing after her father advised and encouraged her to train in the sport. Consequently, in 2009, Saweety quit playing kabaddi and started training for boxing with her coach, who used to train her in the farmlands near the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University.
- In an interview, Saweety talked about how she switched from kabaddi to boxing on her father’s encouragement. Further, on being asked the reasons behind pursuing a career as a boxer, Saweety said,
The reason I chose boxing was because I used to hardly talk in school but every time things went south, I couldn’t handle it. I used to explain to them the situation first and when they spoke back, I couldn’t reply and told myself to keep calm, and even after that, if they didn’t understand, I would just punch them then.”
- Saweety, after receiving sufficient training in boxing, started taking part in various boxing tournaments. She participated in the 4th Junior Women National Boxing Championship in 2009 at the Monual Haq Stadium Rajendra Nagar in Patna, where she bagged a gold medal.
- In 2010, Saweety participated and won a silver medal at the 1st Youth Women Haryana State Boxing Championship in Haryana.
- In an interview, Saweety revealed that while preparing for her international debut match, she got sick. However, without losing hope, she continued her training and said,
In 2014, I fell sick because of typhoid and had to get admitted. And at the time they announced that whoever becomes the National gold medalist, only they will go and represent at the world championship. My doctor advised me to rest but the love for the sport kept me going and I ran away from the hospital, took the train by running a sprint of 100m and fainted in the train. My parents told me to come back but I was determined to represent India and they blessed me and let me carry on.”
- Saweety bagged a silver medal in the light heavyweight (81 kg) category after she lost the finals to China’s Yang Xiaoli in her debut international boxing match at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, which was held in Jeju City in South Korea in 2014.
- In 2015, Saweety won a silver medal in the light heavyweight (81 kg) category at the Asian Women’s Amateur Boxing Championship in Wulanchabu, China; she lost the finals to China’s Yang Xiaoli.
- Saweety was appointed as an inspector at the Income Tax Department on 12 February 2016.
- Saweety is often spotted meditating and practising yoga regularly to keep her mind and body healthy and fit.
- In 2018, for her further boxing championships, Saweety shifted from the light heavyweight (81 kg) category to the middleweight (75 kg) category.
- Saweety’s husband, Deepak Niwas Hooda, served as the captain of the India national kabaddi team from 2019 to 2022.
- In 2019, Saweety participated in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, where she was defeated in the pre-quarter-final round by Lauren Price from Welsh.
- In 2019, Navbharat Foundation invited Saweety as a chief guest for the Run For Security event at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurugram, Haryana.
- In an interview, Saweety stated that she was depressed and demoralized after she was not rendered with the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers. Out of despair, she decided to quit boxing and pursued a career in kabaddi. However, after a year of training in kabaddi, Saweety got the news that the trials for the Asian Boxing Championship 2021 had begun. Hearing the news, Saweety’s husband, Deepak Niwas Hooda encouraged her to participate in the trials and prepare for further boxing tournaments.
- Saweety has a pet dog, Panther, and she often posts pictures of her pet on various social media handles.
- In 2021, Saweety participated in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championship, which was held in Dubai; she bagged a bronze medal in the championship.
- On 8 January 2023, Saweety and her husband Deepak Niwas Hooda joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra on the invitation by the Indian politician Rahul Gandhi.
- In 2023, Saweety defeated China’s Wang Lina in the light heavyweight category (81 kg) and held the title of “world champion” at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. Consequently, she became India’s seventh boxer (male or female) to win a gold medal at the World Boxing Championship. The Times of India Saweety was rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 82.7 lakh ($100,000). In an interview, Saweety expressed her gratitude towards her supporters and family members and said,
I am thrilled after fulfilling my dream of becoming the World Champion. The bout went well and I was able to execute our planning perfectly. My performances in the tournament got better as the bouts progressed with my body also responding well. I want to thank the fans for their constant love and support.”
- In an interview, Saweety stated that one of her favourite web series is The Vampire Diaries on Netflix.
|↑2||Saweety Boora - Facebook|
|↑3||Saweety boora - Facebook|
|↑4||Indian Amateur Boxing Federation|
|↑5||The Times of India|