Indian pugilist Neeraj Goyat has been bestowed with the WBC Asia Boxer of the Year Award. The 26-year-old professional boxer is the current WBC Asia champion in welter weight category.
After turning pro in 2011, the Haryanvi boxer has won nine fights including two knockouts.
Neeraj was elated on winning the award and told PTI, "I am really happy to receive such an honour from WBC, I will continue to work hard in the future fights."
Neerav Tomar, who is the promoter of IOS Boxing Promotions, was conferred with 'WBC Asia honorary Promoter of the year 2017 Award' by the Asian Boxing Council at WBC Asia and WBC Muaythai annual awards presentation ceremony in Bangkok on Monday.
Neeraj Goyat shared a picture on Instagram with the caption ''Making my marks on history again! Thrilled to be here in Thailand, representing India and being the first professional boxer from the country to be awarded at WBC with the Honorary boxer of the year''.
Making my marks on history.....again ! Thrilled to be here in Thailand, representing India and being the first professional boxer from the country to be awarded at WBC with the “Honorary boxer of the year 👊 #boxing #fitness #fitnessmodel #fitnessmotivation #model #bollywood #gogoyat #teamgoyat #hitman #wbc
A post shared by Neeraj Goyat (@neeraj_goyat) on Apr 30, 2018 at 6:15pm PDT
Neeraj Goyat is the first Indian boxer to make it to the WBC world rankings. He has now set his eyes on representing India in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The power-packed performer made his Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap directorial Mukkabaaz.
News Nation congratulates Neeraj Goyat on the major achievement.
(With PTI inputs)