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Know your boxing stars!

Here's a closer look at India's star boxers, who punched their way to the 2012 London Olympics through the ongoing World Championships

Manoj Kumar


* Age: 24
* Weight Category: 64 kg, Light Welterweight
* Originally from: Haryana
* employed with: Railways
* Strengths: Quick counter-attacker
* golden moments:
* Gold at 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
* Gold at 65th All-India Inter-Railway Boxing Championships (2011) in New Delhi.
* Gold at the 5th Super Cup Inter-Zonal men's national boxing championship in Mumbai.

Jai Bhagwan


* Age: 25
* Weight Category: 60 kg, Lightweight
* Originally from: Haryana
* employed with: Haryana Police
* Strengths: Strong right hand.
* golden moments: 
* Gold in the Commonwealth Championship (2010).
* Silver in the Asian Championship in Vietnam (2005). 
* Took up boxing because he wanted to get free tracksuits and of course a government job with the state police service.
* Loves Hindi movies and the glam world of Bollywood.

L Devendro Singh


* Age: 19
* Weight Category: 49 kg, Light Flyweight
* Originally from: Manipur
* employed with: Army Sports Institute, Pune
* Strengths: Quick and nimble-footed
* Beat strong contenders like Amandeep Singh and Thokchom Nanao Singh to make it to the squad for the ongoing AIBA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan
* His father Jugindro Singh told him after he made it to the squad for the Worlds: "Your selection into the squad for the Worlds has made me even more happier than I was when you visited home on a 20-day holiday last month after three years."
* On entering the quarter-finals and assuring himself of an Olympic spot, Devendro said: I always knew I would make it to the Olympics, but I had the 2016 Games in mind. I never expected to make it to the 2012 Games, but my hard work has paid off and now I want to make the most of it in London by winning a medal.
* golden moments:
* Gold at Federation Cup Boxing Championships at Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh (2008-09). Also adjudged Best Boxer of the Championships.
* 42nd Youth National Boxing Championships, Coimbatore (2009). Also adjudged Best Boxer at the event.
* 43rd Youth National Boxing Championships at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (2010).

Vikas Krishan


* Age: 19
* Weight Category: 69 kg, Welterweight
* Originally from: Haryana
* Employed with: Army Sports Institute, Pune
* Strengths: Calm, intelligent.
* golden moments: 
* Gold at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. It was India's first Asiad boxing gold since Dingko Singh in 1998.
* Reigning AIBA Youth World Boxing Champion.

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