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Mujtaba Kamal

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Mujtaba Kamal
Statistics
Weight(s)75
Height5 Feet 8 Inches
Reach173 Inches
NationalityIndian
BornApril 30, 1983
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record[1]
Total fights51
Wins43
Wins by KO5
Losses8
Draws0

Mujtaba Kamal (born April, 30 1983) is an Indian pro-boxing promoter, boxing coach[2] and the former international-level boxer. He is currently the national head coach at Cult.Fit,[3] a chain of fitness clubs in Bengaluru and has trained and coached various celebrities including Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha[4][5]and two-time national boxing champion and IBO Oceania title holder Asad Asif Khan.[6][7]

Career[edit]

Mujtaba Kamal started his boxing career at the age of 10. In 1995 he won the bronze medal[8] at the national boxing championship held in Allahabad and represent India at various international events. In 2000 and 2001 he won the best boxer award in the under 19 categories[9][8] and went to senior and junior level tournaments in Cuba and Bulgaria and won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championship of 2001.

In 2000, He was qualified to quarterfinals at Brandenburg Cup held in Germany and won the gold medal.[8] He was also qualified to quarterfinals at Satranja Cup in Bulgaria 2002 and the government of India inducted him into the Indian Railways under sports category the same year.[9] He left amateur boxing in 2005 and went to Hong Kong and Singapore to compete. However, he was forced to retire from professional boxing after sustaining a severe injury to the jaw.[10] He won 11 medals in 12 national championships and represented India at various international events till 2005.[10][8]

In 2007, post his retirement he moved to Hong Kong[11] where he fought professional bouts and also worked as a boxing coach and then in 2010,[12] he moved to Singapore where he joined the Vanda Boxing Club and was appointed as the head coach for corporate fights (white-collar boxing).[4][11] He was approached to participate in the first Super Boxing League, a Boxing tournament, during which he coached the Haryana team.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • 2000, Best boxer award in All India Championship
  • 2009, Best Sportsperson award in West-Bengal
  • 2000, Best boxer award in National Championship[8]
Year Title Country/State Rank

Category

2000 National Silver Medal West Bengal Silver medal icon (S initial).svg

Sub Junior

1999 National Gold Medal Madhya Pradesh Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
1999 YMCA International India Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
1998 Germany Cup Germany Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
1997 National Silver Medal Assam Silver medal icon (S initial).svg
1995 National Bronze Medal Uttar Pradesh Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg
1999 YMCA International India Silver medal icon (S initial).svg

Junior


2000 National Gold Medal Delhi Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
2000 YMCA All India India Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
2000 Junior Asian Games Russia Silver medal icon (S initial).svg
2000 Branden bur cup Germany Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg
2001 South Asian Cup Nepal Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
2001 Senior National Pune Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg

Senior

2003 Senior National Delhi Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg
2003 Cardova cardin tournament Cuba Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg
2004 Senior National Bangalore Silver medal icon (S initial).svg
2005 Senior National Haryana Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg


References[edit]

  1. "Boxing record for Mujtaba Kamal". BoxRec.
  2. Natasha Coutinho. "Sonakshi Sinha is packing a punch". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 LockerRoom Team (May 8, 2020). "How Kamal Mujtaba is forging a pack of top Indian boxers". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 SHWETA KESHRI (April 12, 2014). "Boxer behind Sonakshi's upper cut - City gym trainer is star coach". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Pramita Ghosh (June 6, 2016). "Ali, a thought immortal".
  6. IANS (December 24, 2019). "Asad Asif Khan clinches IBO Oceania title". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Muneef Khan (November 6, 2019). "Entering the ring to train budding boxers". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Imran Mohammed Ali (September 14, 2000). "Mujtaba Kamal Amature Boxing Record references". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Indo-Asian News Service (February 25, 2007). "Dingko Singh strides into semi-final". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Adwaidh Rajan (October 30, 2017). "Turning boxing into a fitness tool, bout by bout". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ramzauva Chhakchhuak (August 28, 2007). "Knocked down by injury, he trains film stars now". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. NDTVSports (February 25, 2007). "Qamar, Belwar in last four". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

External Links[edit]

Pro Boxing in India[edit]

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