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अखबार के लेख ने किस तरह बदली मुक्केबाज सागर अहलावत की जिंदगी

Seven years after reading this article, the 20-year-old boxer is set to contest the men’s +92kg super heavyweight event at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, representing India for the first time.

New Delhi| Sagar Ahlawat, a member of the Indian boxing contingent for the Commonwealth Games, says his life changed after reading a newspaper article about the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

Seven years after reading this article, the 20-year-old boxer is set to contest the men’s +92kg super heavyweight event at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, representing India for the first time.

Sagar told PTI, “I wasn’t good at studies. I didn’t study. That’s why I started looking for something to do after 12th,

Born in a farming family, Sagar had nothing to do with sports. But one day he read a full page article in the newspaper about the famous clash between Mayweather and Pacquiao. When he read about the two great boxers and their achievements, it was clear what he had to do.

Sagar said, “No one in my family is into sports. I knew little about boxing, but I was inspired by reading about Mayweather and Pacquiao in the newspaper.

He said, “I started boxing in 2017 and started training at the Jawahar Bagh Stadium. But he had to give up his education several times to help his farming family. Two years later, he won a gold medal at the All India University Games.

After this, he won consecutive titles in the Khelo India University Games. The super heavyweight boxer said, “I participated in my first university games in 2019 where I got a gold medal. Then I won gold medal in Khelo India University Games in 2020 and next year too. ,

He was included in the national camp in Patiala after a silver medal in senior national competition 2021 on debut. He also continued to impress in the Commonwealth Games selection trials.

After defeating Tokyo Olympics quarter-finalist Satish Kumar, Sagar defeated defending national champion Narender to book a ticket to Birmingham, which will be his first international tournament.

Sagar said, “I am not at all nervous that this is my first tournament because I have trained very well. I want to fight a good fight.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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