Saweety Boora is an Indian boxer who is well-known for competing in middleweight boxing championships (75-81 kg). In 2023, she won a gold medal in the 81 kg category, defeating China’s Wang Lina at the Women’s World Boxing Championship, held in New Delhi.
As per some media sources, Saweety Boora was born on Sunday, 10 January 1993 and according to other media sources, she was born on Friday, 2 April 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2023) in Ghirai, Hisar, Haryana, India. As per source 1, her zodiac sign is Capricorn and as per source 2, her zodiac sign is Aries. Saweety attended the Government Post Graduate College, Hisar and the Kurukshetra University, Haryana.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight : 72 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 33-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Her father Mahender Singh Boora, a farmer, played basketball at the national level. Her mother’s name is Suman Devi Boora.
Saweety’s younger sister, Siwi Boora, is a boxer who competes in the lightweight weight category. Siwi was inspired to take boxing as a career by her sister Saweety. She has two brothers, Mandeep Boora and Naveen Boora; Naveen is a boxer.
Husband & Children
On 7 July 2022, Saweety got married to Deepak Niwas Hooda, a kabaddi player, who served as the captain of the India national kabaddi team from 2019 to 2022.
Reportedly, the couple met during a marathon in 2015 and gradually they developed romantic feelings for each other. After dating for more than a year, Deepak proposed to her for marriage and on 29 June 2022, the couple got engaged at Hisar in Haryana.
Before getting married to Deepak, Saweety dated him for almost seven years.
Saweety Boora follows Hinduism.
Before pursuing a career as a boxer, Saweety used to play kabaddi and played state level, representing Haryana’s women’s kabaddi team. In 2009, after her father advised her to train for boxing, her interest got inclined towards it. Initially, Saweety received training in boxing from her coach in the ploughed fields near the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University. After receiving adequate training, she started participating in various national boxing championships. Saweety bagged gold in the 4th Junior Women National Boxing Championship 2009, which was held at the Monual Haq Stadium Rajendra Nagar in Patna. In 2010, she took part in the 1st Youth Women Haryana State Boxing Championship and won a silver medal. Her breakthrough came in the year 2014 when Saweety participated in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, which was held in Jeju City in South Korea; she won a silver medal in the light heavyweight (81 kg) category after losing in the finals from China’s Yang Xiaoli. In 2015, she participated in the Asian Women’s Amateur Boxing Championships in Wulanchabu, China in the light heavyweight (81 kg) category and won the silver medal after losing the final to China’s Yang Xiaoli. In 2018, Saweety decided to switch her weight class category from light heavyweight (81 kg) to middleweight (75 kg) for her further boxing tournaments. In 2019, she took part in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship and was defeated by Lauren Price of Welsh in the pre-quarterfinal round.
In 2021, she won bronze at the Asian Championship, held in Dubai. In 2023, Saweety bagged a gold medal at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships after defeating China’s Wang Lina in the light heavyweight category (75-81 kg).
Income Tax Inspector
On 12 February 2016, Saweety was appointed as an inspector at the Income Tax Department.
- 2009: 4th Junior Women National Boxing Championship at Monual Haq Stadium Rajendra Nagar, Patna
- 2010: 9th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship at Village Samalkha, Panipat
- 2010: 11th Senior Women National Boxing Championship at Thrissur
- 2011: 2nd Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship at N.T.R Stadium, Guntur
- 2011: 2nd Youth Women Haryana State Boxing Championship at Mahandergarh
- 2011: 7th Youth Women National Boxing Championship, Patiala
- 2011: N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women’s Boxing Championships at DSA Ground Nainital
- 2011: 1st UBA Cup Women’s Boxing Tournament, Hisar
- 2011: 3rd Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship
- 2012: 8th Federation Cup Women’s Boxing Championships At Sai Sports Complex, Guwahati, Assam
- 2012: 7th Senior Women North India Boxing Championship, Himachal Pradesh
- 2012: 4th Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship at Visakhapatnam
- 2013: 12th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championships, Hisar, Haryana
- 2013: 14th Senior Women Boxing Competition, Khatima, Uttrakhand
- 2013: 8th Senior Women North India Boxing Championships at Srinagar
- 2014: 13th Senior Women State Boxing Championship, Bhiwani, Haryana
- 2015: 14th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Haryana
- 2015: 16th Senior (Elite) Women National Boxing Championship, Guwahati, Assam
- 2016: 15th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Rohtak, Haryana
- 2018: Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Russia
- 2021: 2nd Elite Women’s Haryana State Boxing Championship, Rohtak
- 2021: 5th Elite Women National Boxing Championship, Hisar, Haryana
- 2022: Asian Women’s Boxing Championship held in Jordan
- 2022: 6th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
- 2023: Women’s World Boxing Championship, New Delhi
- 2010: 1st Youth Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Haryana
- 2010: S.H.N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championship, Uttarakhand
- 2014: AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, Jeju City in South Korea
- 2018: Inaugural India Open Boxing Tournament, New Delhi
- 2022: 36th National Games in Gujarat
- 2012: 13th Senior Women National Boxing Championship, Guwahati
- 2018: Kazakhstan’s Strandja Boxing Tournament
- 2018: 69th International Boxing Championship, Bulgaria
- 2019: 2nd Open India National Championship, Guwahati, Assam
- 2019: 7th President Cup, Kazakhstan
- 2021: ASBC Asian Boxing Championship, Dubai
In 2017, Saweety was awarded the Bhim Award from the Government of Haryana for her achievements in the boxing sport.
Saweety owns a Hyundai Creta car.
- Saweety became India’s seventh boxer (male or female) to win a gold medal at the World Boxing Championship.
- Saweety’s blood group is A+.
- In an interview, Saweety stated that she felt sick right before preparing for her debut international boxing match and said,
In 2014, I fell sick because of typhoid and had to get admitted. And at the time they announced that whoever becomes the National gold medalist, only they will go and represent at the world championship. My doctor advised me to rest but the love for the sport kept me going and I ran away from the hospital, took the train by running a sprint of 100m and fainted in the train. My parents told me to come back but I was determined to represent India and they blessed me and let me carry on.”
- Saweety received training from her coaches, Hemlata and Anaup Singh.
- In 2020, Saweety was not given an opportunity to participate in the Olympics qualifiers, which led her to come up with the decision of leaving boxing and taking up kabaddi. However, her husband advised her to focus on boxing and further international boxing tournaments.
- During her leisure time, Saweety likes to paint and sing religious songs at home.
- In an interview, Saweety talked about how her father advised her to switch from playing kabaddi to boxing and revealed the reasons behind taking up boxing as a career and said,
The reason I chose boxing was because I used to hardly talk in school but every time things went south, I couldn’t handle it. I used to explain to them the situation first and when they spoke back, I couldn’t reply and told myself to keep calm, and even after that, if they didn’t understand, I would just punch them then.”
- Saweety has a pet dog, Panther, and she often shares pictures of her pet on social media.