India’s boxing contingent has pinned its hopes on young and talented performers, with boxer Nishant Dev being one of the standout names, know about his biography, age, height
Born on December 23, 2000, in Karnal, Haryana, Nishant Dev has emerged as a formidable force in the world of boxing. Standing at an impressive height of 5’10”, Nishant’s journey in the sport is nothing short of inspiring.
Boxer Nishant Dev biography, age, height, family, parents, hometown state, medals list
Nishant’s introduction to the world of boxing happened in 2012, thanks to the influence of his uncle, a seasoned professional boxer. This was the spark that ignited his passion for the sport.
Under the watchful eye of his coach, Surender Chauhan, at the Karan stadium, Nishant began his arduous journey to become a champion to make his country proud.
He's through! 🔥 #TeamIIS Boxer Nishant Dev 🇮🇳 defeats Dipesh Lama 🇳🇵 by unanimous decision, to enter the Round of 16 in the Men's 71kg category. 🥊
— Inspire Institute of Sport (@IIS_Vijayanagar) September 25, 2023
However, his journey wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support of his family, especially his father, Pawan Kumar, and mother, Priyanka.
Nishant’s father played a pivotal role in his early training, demonstrating his commitment by waking him up at 4 AM for grueling training sessions and accompanying him to evening practices.
Despite facing adversity due to a dislocated right shoulder from a 2010 fall, which later became infected, Nishant remained unyielding. He underwent another surgery and a prolonged period of rehabilitation, but his spirit remained unbroken.
Nishant Dev’s rise in the international boxing arena has been nothing short of meteoric. In 2021, at the Elite World Boxing Championship, he made a remarkable impression by storming into the quarterfinals, displaying his exceptional skills and determination.
He conquered the National Championships in 2021, clinching a gold medal and securing his ticket to represent India at the World Championships. His remarkable journey included defeating formidable opponents such as Hungary’s nine-time National Champion, Laszlo Kozak, and the two-time Olympian from Mauritius, Merven Clair.
The pinnacle of Nishant’s achievements came in the 2023 IBA Men’s World Boxing Championships, where he clinched a well-deserved bronze medal. His journey to the podium was marked by three unanimous victories and one win by referee-halted combat.
Nishant Dev’s trophy cabinet is adorned with accolades that reflect his dedication and talent. His notable achievements include:
2023: Bronze at Men’s World Championships, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2023: Gold medal at the 6th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship.
2021: Quarter-Final Finish at World Championships, Serbia.
2021: Gold medal at the 5th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship.
2019: Gold medal at the Grand Slam Asian Boxing Championship.
2019: Silver medal at the 4th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship.
2019: Gold medal at the 2nd Khelo India Youth Games.
In his pursuit of boxing greatness, Nishant Dev draws inspiration from none other than Floyd Mayweather. Nishant aspires to mirror Mayweather’s style and agility, hoping to dazzle the audience with his skills, just as his idol has done on countless occasions.
Boxing: Nishant Dev is through to Pre-QF (71kg).
🥊 Nishant beat Nepalese pugilist 5:0 in opening round.
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) September 25, 2023
Nishant Dev’s journey to glory extended to the Asian Games 2023, where he delivered a stellar performance. Competing in the prestigious event, Nishant showcased his remarkable skills and unwavering determination, advancing to the pre-quarterfinals after defeating Nepal’s Dipesh Lama.