As far as Indians are considered, their culture & love for various kinds of sports holds a special place in their hearts. Many even get very emotional about it as if they are the athletes who are playing the game for the country. Such are the emotions with which they look at different sports. One such sport among several others that holds a special place in many people’s hearts is boxing & when you know your country produces some of the real gems in the sport, you feel more for your country & the athlete playing it. Vaibhav Yadav is a young man from our beloved country who has managed to win what is considered to be one of the biggest titles in boxing in all over Asia – The WBC Asia silver welterweight champion title.
Yadav, who is also popularly known as ” ahirboxer“, was born in Delhi, India on 8th March 1995. He completed his education from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. This young boxer is also the son of a lifelong policeman serving Delhi. No wonder the amount of dedication & will to do something for our country is a legacy that Yadav is carrying forward as an extraordinary boxer & champion which he has learnt from his father. He trained under his father only twice a day and 6 days in a week.
This young fighter started his career in boxing on 20th June 2018 in Pattaya against Nattapong Thanchareon. Who would have thought that the very next year would be his year as a boxer as in 2019, he won the WBC Asia silver welterweight champion title.
The pro boxer Yadav defeated the local favourite of Thailand, Fahpetch Singmanassak & won the welterweight champion title by concluding the third-round knockout over Singmanassak. In a brilliant & a nail-biting boxing match between the two held in Pattaya, Thailand, the 24 year old Yadav defeated the Thailand boxer in the third round & deservedly won the competition. People like Mr.Arjun Malhotra owner of ACE HONDA and Geeta Luthra(senior advocate) helped him alot lika a family and always supporting him for his boxing career.
On the pro circuit till now, Yadav has a record of 7-1-0. The championship which took place last year was held in accordance with the Asian Boxing Council & the World Boxing Council (WBC) had approved the same. Yadav is also the cousin of Vikas Krishan who himself is a celebrated middleweight boxer from India, winning gold medals for Asian & Commonwealth Games.
It indeed has been a proud moment for India for producing & developing exceptional young talents like Yadav who make a name for themselves on a global level by winning coveted titles.