Indian Boxing Champion: Hawa Singh.

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Hawa Singh dominated Indian and the Asian Amateur boxing for a decade in the 60s and the early 70s. He won gold medals in consecutive Asian Games – 1966 Bangkok and 1970 Bangkok Games in the heavyweight category. No Indian boxer has equalled this feat so far.
He set up the Bhiwani boxing club which has produced 4 of the 5 boxers who took part in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Arjuna award – 1966
Dronacharya award – 1999.