|Saweety Boora Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||January 10, 1993|
|Spouse||Deepak Niwas Hooda|
Saweety Boora is an Indian amateur boxer who scripted history in March 2023 by winning the ‘Gold’ medal in the light heavyweight category at the IBA (International Boxing Association) Women’s World Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India. This made her just the 7th Indian boxer (after Mary Kom (in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018), Laishram Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny R. L. (2006), Lekha K. C. (2006), Nikhat Zareen (2022, 2023), and Nitu Ghanghas (2023)) to win a ‘Gold’ medal at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Besides this triumph, Saweety won the ‘Silver’ medal in the light heavyweight category at the 2014 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in Jeju City, South Korea.
Hisar, Haryana, India
New Delhi, India
- Father – Mahendra Singh (Farmer, Former National-level Basketball Player)
- Siblings – Siwi Boora (Younger Sister) (Amateur Boxer), Pardeep Boora (Brother) (Artist)
- Others – Ram Nivas (Father-in-Law) (d. 2013)
Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Saweety has dated –
- Deepak Niwas Hooda (2022-Present) – Saweety married Indian professional kabaddi player Deepak Niwas Hooda on July 7, 2022. Deepak has served as the captain of the Indian national kabaddi team and was a part of the Indian squads that won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2016 Ahmedabad Kabaddi World Cup, the 2017 Gorgan Asian Kabaddi Championship, the 2016 Guwahati South Asian Games, the 2019 Kathmandu South Asian Games, and the 2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, long, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Gleaming face
Saweety Boora Facts
- Saweety was a state-level kabaddi (a contact team sport) player but switched to boxing in 2009 upon her father’s advice and insistence.
- In the early days of her boxing journey, she used to train in the farmlands near the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, a publicly funded agricultural institution, located in her hometown of Hisar, which is the biggest agricultural university in Asia.
- Saweety, however, had to eventually move out of her home state of Haryana to avail better training facilities and seriously pursue a career in boxing.
- In 2015, Saweety won the ‘Silver’ medal in the light heavyweight category at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships held in Wulanchabu, China. She was the only Indian boxer to have reached the final in any category at this event. Coincidentally, she lost the ‘Gold’ medal bout to China’s Yang Xiaoli who had beaten her in the final of the 2014 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships as well.
- In 2017, the Government of Haryana honored her with the ‘Bhim Award’ to recognize her achievements in the 2015-16 season.
- In 2018, Saweety briefly changed her weight class from light heavyweight to middleweight as the former category was not a part of the next Summer Olympics program and she was aiming to qualify for the mega event.
- In 2021, she won the ‘Bronze’ medal in the light heavyweight category at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- In 2022, Saweety won the ‘Gold’ medal in the light heavyweight category at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships held in Amman, Jordan.
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