22-year-old boxer from Mizoram creates history by vanquishing World No.1 Dusmatov

first_imgAt the age of just 22 years, Nutlai Lalbiakkima from a village in Mizoram has created history in the boxing world. Unfortunately, he could not experience the limelight like other sportsmen, but now, his achievement will be noticed by the entire world.Belonging to Siaha, a small village in Mizoram, the boy has amazed the entire world by defeating the prevailing Olympic light weight (49 kg) champion and emerged as an excellent boxer. The young boxer vanquished Hasanboy Dusmatov and reached the 49kg semifinals of the President’s Cup tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan”I have watched all his (Dusmatov) videos and it’s was a very special win. I used speed along with counter-punches and well-judged guard to keep Hasanboy at bay”, a delighted Lalbiakkima said from Astana to The Times of India.Read: Prevention of Corruption Act diluted? What changes did the amendment bill bring?Lalbiakkima’s background:Lalbiakkima belongs to a humble family. His mother takes care of the family by selling fish in the local market as his father is asthmaticLalbiakkima was exposed to boxing for the first time in a Pro-boxing tournament in 2009He is currently under the training of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Suranjoy Singh in Navy Nagar, MumbaiLalbiakkima had also emerged as the 2015 ‘pro’ championHe had won bronze in the 2017 NationalsHe also got selected at the Mizoram Regional Sports Authority Center in 2011 “I played the 2017 Senior Nationals in Vishakhapatnam where I won a bronze. My performance was observed by the Santiago Nieva sir (federation’s high performance director) as well as Suranjoy Singh sir and then I was called to come and join the trials for Indian team in Patiala. And since that day, I have been working hard and only dreaming to represent India. I am thankful to God and all who have helped me in my journey so far,” an emotional Lalbiakkima said to the journal.advertisementHere is a list of some famous boxers of India:Mohammed Ali QamarPu ZoramthangaMary KomVijender SinghAkhil KumarRead: Why did West Bengal become ‘Bangla’? Here are the Indian states with changed namesInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img