Vikas Krishan Yadav

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Vikas Krishan Yadav
Personal information
Born (1992-02-10) February 10, 1992 (age 27)
Singhwa Khas, Hisar, Haryana, India
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Weight classLightweight
ClubBhiwani Boxing Club

Vikas Krishan Yadav (born 10 February 1992) is an Indian male boxer from Bhiwani district in Haryana, who won a gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games in the Lightweight category and a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Due to the ban on the Boxing Federation of India in 2015, Vikas competed at the Worlds and Asian Championships under the AIBA flag.[1]

Personal life and family[edit]

Yadav was born in Singhwa Khas village in Hisar district.[2] His father Krishan Kumar Yadav is an employee in the Electricity Department. In 1994 he came to Bhiwani along with his father, who was transferred to this city. In 2003, at the age of 10, Yadav joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club. Later, he received training in the Army Sports Institute at Pune.[3]

After his premature exit from the 2012 Olympics, Yadav took a year off from boxing and focussed on completing his education at the Kurukshetra University and his training with the Haryana State Police.[4] Presently, Yadav is DSP in Haryana Police .[5] His cousin, Vaibhav Singh Yadav is also a professional boxer.



Asian Youth Boxing Championships: The 2010 Asian Youth Boxing Championships were held in Tehran, Iran during the month of March 2010. Yadav won his first international medal which was a gold medal at the tournament.

2010 Summer Youth Olympics|2010 Youth Olympics: On 24 August 2010 in Singapore, he won a bronze medal in Lightweight category after being defeated by Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in the bronze medal bout.[6]

2010 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships|2010 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships: He won a gold medal at Baku in the Lightweight category, defeating Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania, the same opponent he faced earlier in the year at the Youth Olympics.

2010 Asian Games: On 25 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China, in the Lightweight category, he won the gold medal defeating Hu Qing of China 5-4.[7]

2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships[edit]

In the Round of 32, Vikas defeated Asadullo Boimurodov of Kyrgyzstan 16:8. He faced Magomed Nurutdinov of Belarus in the Round of 16 and tied the bout 10:10 but won because of last point scored. In the pre quarter-finals, he was up against Onder Sipal of Turkey whom he beat 14:7. In the quarter-finals, he faced Vasili Belous of Moldova and won 9:8 over him. In the semi-finals, he met Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine and lost 15:12 to him, earning him the bronze medal in the Welterweight category

2012 Olympics[edit]

He was eliminated from the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the preliminary round, losing 13:15.[8]

2014 Asian Games[edit]

Representing India at the Games held at Incheon, South Korea, he won the Bronze Medal in the Middleweight (75 kg) category, after losing to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly of Kazakhstan, in the semi-final bout.[9]

His first opponent was Azamat Kanybek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan, beating him 3:0 in the Round of 16. His opponent in the quarter-finals was Hurshidbek Normatov of Uzbekistan whom he beat 3:0 to progress to the semi-finals.

2015 Asian Boxing Championships[edit]

On September 5, 2015, Vikas reached the final bout of the Middleweight category and lost to Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan, winning the silver medal.[10]

2015 World Amateur Boxing Championships[edit]

On October 10, 2015, Vikas exited the World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar by losing 3-0 to Hosam Abdin of Egypt in the quarter-finals.

2016 Rio Olympics[edit]

Vikas Krishan Yadav qualified for the Rio Olympic Games by finishing with a bronze medal at the Olympic qualifiers held in Baku in June 2016. He has cruised into the round of 16 in Boxing 75 kg category at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Indian pugilist beat USA’s Charles Cornell by a unanimous decision to progress at the Summer Games.[11] He went on to defeat Önder Şipal of Turkey a few days later to enter the next round of the tournament. Vikas Krishnan Yadav was defeated by Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the Quarter Final of Men's Middle 75 kg Boxing in Rio Olympic on 16 August 2016.

2018 commonwealth and Asian games[edit]

Vikas won a gold medal in 2018 commonwealth games in Australia defeating Australia , Zambia northern Ireland and Cameroon . He became the first Indian male boxer to win gold medals at both Asian and commonwealth games . In Asian games 2018 he won bronze . He had to withdraw because of a serious eye injury. He is the first Indian to win 3 medals in Asian games. [12]


Vikas is currently engaged in the middleweight category, the same category where Vijender Singh won an Olympic bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. As of September 25, 2015, Vikas is ranked 4th overall.[13][14]


Signing with Top Rank[edit]

On 15 November 2018, Krishan signed a multiyear promotional contract with American based Top Rank. [16]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
2 fights 2 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By decision 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
2 Win 2–0 United States Noah Kidd UD 6 Apr 20, 2019 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
1 Win 1–0 United States Steven Andrade TKO 2 (6), 2:31 Jan 18, 2019 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, California, US Professional debut.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav Reveals Pain of Not Representing India". 7 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Vikas Krishan - Biography". AIBA website. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Athletes_Profile | Biographies | Sports". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav Reveals Pain of Not Representing India". 7 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. ^ Sharma, Nitin (26 November 2010). "A boxer with chess player's mind". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Boxing bronze for Vikas Yadav". Hindustan Times. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  7. ^ Naik, Shivani (26 November 2010). "Vikas breaks boxing's gold jinx, lands perfect 10th". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  8. ^ "One U.S. boxer still fighting after overturned result". Associated Press. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Vikas Krishan Yadav wins bronze medal in Men's Middleweight 75kg event in Asian Games 2014". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Vikas Krishan Yadav Settles for Silver in Asian Championships". 5 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  11. ^ [1] India boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav cruises into round of 16 with win over USA’s Charles Cornell
  12. ^ "Vikas Krishan apologizes for Rio exit; hints at lack of preparation due to banned federation". 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Rankings - AIBA". AIBA. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Satish Kumar, Saweeta in top 3, Vikas Krishan Yadav top 5 in world boxing rankings". 7 August 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Athletes_Profile | Biographies | Sports". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Top Rank Signs Indian Amateur Sensation Vikas Krishan". Retrieved 20 November 2018.