Awards

 

BOXING


S.No.

  Name

Year

Award


1

Syed Ibrar Hussain Shah

1989

Sitara-i-Imtiaz

2

Syed Hussain Shah

1989

"

3

Prof. Anwar Chowdhry

1998

"

4

Mr. Asghar Ali Changezi

1996

Pride of Performance

5

Mr. Haider Ali

2002

"

6

Mr. Mehrullah

2003

"

7

Mr. Lal Saeed

2009

"

8

Lt. Col.(Retd) Abdul Samad Mir

2003

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz

9
Mr. Asghar Ali Shah
2006
"

 

Syed Abrar Hussain Shah

Syed Abrar Hussain Shah, an eminent, agile and daring Boxer was born on February 9, 1961 at Quetta.

He had made his International debut at the Asian Boxing Championship held in Japan, 1983 and won a Bronze Medal. He represented the country in 23rd Los Angles Olympics 1984, 11th Mini World King's Cup-Bangkok, 1985, President Cup Jakarta 1986, Asian Boxing Championship Kawai 1987, 11th President Cup-Jakarta 1987, 24th Seoul Olympics 1988, President Cup 1989, International Boxing Festival-Islamabad 1989, President Cup-Jakarta 1990 and 14th Commonwealth Games-New Zealand 1990 and annexed a number of medals for his country.

He won Gold Medal in 2nd South Asian Games held in Dhaka 1985 and was declared "Best Boxer" of the Tournament. He also won Gold Medal in 4th SAF Games held at Islamabad, 1989 and was declared "Best Boxer" of the Tournament. In the recently concluded 5 th SAF Games in Sri Lanka, he won Gold Medal.

In 11th Asian Games in Beijing, 1990, he gave superb performance and won prestigious Gold Medal. He performed creditably well and won the coveted Gold Medal in 2nd KESC International Boxing Championship held in Karachi from 18-23 January, 1992 in which besides Pakistan, Teams from Kuwait, Iran, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, China and Sri Lanka participated. He was declared "The Best Boxer" of the eight-national contest.

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Syed Hussain Shah

Syed Hussain Shah has become a living legend in the history of Pakistan Boxing. He is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of Asia. It has been a treat for the boxing audiences to see him in action.

He had made his international debut at the first South Asian Games held in Nepal in 1984 and won a gold Medal for his country. He again won Gold Medals in the 2nd and 3rd SAF Games held in Dhaka in 1985 and Calcutta in 1987 respectively .

In 1996, he participated in the President's Cup Boxing tournament held in Jakarta and won a Gold m edal. He has to his credit the prestigious Asian Gold medal which was won by him in the 13th Asian Boxing Championships held at Kuwait, in 1987.

Syed Hussain Shah had performed creditably well at the 1986 Olympic Games where he won a first-ever Bronze Medal in Boxing for Pakistan and was instrumental in projecting the image of the country in the world of Boxing.

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Prof. Anwar Chowdhry

Since his youth, Prof. Khurshid Anwar Chowdhry has been closely involved with sports in general and boxing in particular. As a result his life long commitment to sport promotion, he is reckoned as one of the most decorated sports official in the World today. In addition to being elected President of the International Amateur Boxing Association for three consecutive terms, Prof. Khurshid Anwar Chowdhry holds prominent offices and memberships in the world's leading sports organizations.

In 1998 Seoul Olympics, Boxing came under strong clouds when Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch, President, International Olympic Committee announced that the future of Boxing as a Olympic Sports would be reviewed because of its defective scoring system. Prof. Khurshid Anwar Chowdhry being the President of AIBA and an Engineer by profession devoted two years and after intensive research invented Computerized Scoring System which is an integral part of the International Boxing Scoring System.

For his meritorious services, he has been honoured with some of the highest awards like Merit Award, conferred by the Association of National Olympic Committees, a subsidiary of International Olympic Committee. He was conferred Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee in 1992. In 1995 UNESCO awarded with Physical Education and Sports for All' award.  

Azerbaijan State University of Physical Culture and Uzbekistan State University conferred Doctorate on Prof. Khurshid Anwar Chowdhry. In 1996 University of Eastern Philippines awarded degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management. Kazakh Institute of Physical Education honoured him with honorary professorship of their institute. His Majesty, the King of Thailand conferred the Order of the DIREKGUNABHORN in recognition of his services for amateur boxing at international level. The American University of Physical Education conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree on him in 2000.

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Mr. Asghar Ali Changezi

A talented and agile Boxer Mr. Asghar Ali Changezi was born at Quetta on 2nd March 1967.  He took the Boxing zealously at an early age and won U-14 and U-16 Boxing Championships respectively.

In 1996 he participated in Professor Anwar Chowdhry Junior Boxing Tournament in Azerbaijan and won Bronze medal. He also won Bronze Medal in Asian Boxing Championships at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1997.

In 1998 Commonwealth Games he represented Pakistan and was the only Silver Medallist in the Pakistan Contingent.

He won Gold Medal in Pre-Olympic Boxing Tournament held in South Korea, 2000 and qualified for Sydney Olympic Games. He represented Pakistan team in Professor Anwar Chowdhry International Boxing Tournament in Azerbaijan in 2002 where he gave excellent performance and won Gold Medal. He was also declared best boxer of the tournament.

Keeping in view his excellent performance he was included in Boxing Team in light- wilter weight category for 14 th Asian Games held in South Korea in September/October 2002 in which he won Silver Medal and brought laurels for the country.

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Mr. Haider Ali

An outstanding boxer, Mr. Haider Ali has become something of a living legend in the history of Pakistan boxing. His explosive speed and resourcefulness has made him a constant threat to opposing boxers. It is a treat for boxing lovers to watch him in action.  

He started Boxing at an early age and became the National Champion in 1998. He won Gold Medals in Green Hill International Boxing Tournament held at Karachi in 1998 and Late Imam Khomeini International Boxing Tournament held in Iran, 1999. He represented Pakistan in 1999 SAF Games held in Nepal where again he won a Gold Medal. Haider Ali emerged as the new Asian Boxing Champion when he won a Gold Medal in XXI Asian Boxing Championship held in Malaysia during June, 2002. He remained unbeaten till the final round when he drubbed Thailand's Champion Pugilist to claim the Asian title. He fought courageously against heavy odds and got the honour of 'The Best Boxer of the tournament' which is really an honour for Pakistan . 

He has been instrumental in projecting the image of Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games held in Manchester from 25 th July to 4 th August 2002. He boxed with great courage and determination to reach the final and was pitted against the Indian boxer Som Bahadur Pun. He defeated the Indian boxer by a wide margin of 28-10 in a four-round final and won first-ever-Gold Medal for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games.

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Mr. Mehrullah

Mr. Mehrullah was born in Karachi on 24 th November 1979. He started playing Boxing from childhood and at the age of 14 years he won Under-14 Boxing Championships. He also won Gold Medal in Under-16 Inter-Provincial Boxing Championships held at Quetta in 1995.

In 1996 he won National Cadet and Junior Championships. He participated in Green Hill International Boxing Tournaments in bantamweight class in 1998 & 2000 and won Bronze Medals. With consistence performance he secured No.1 position in Pakistan Boxing Rankings.

Taking into consideration his outstanding performance, he was selected in Pakistan Boxing Team for representing Pakistan in 14th Asian Games held in South Korea in October 2002, where he won the only Gold Medal for the country in featherweight class (57-Kg) and brought glory and laurels for Pakistan.

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Lt .Col (Retd) Abdul Samad Mir

Lt .Col (Retd) Abdul Samad Mir, in his prime, was an eminent, agile and daring boxer. On the national level he won three Gold Medals in all Pakistan Graffin Challenge belt Tournament held at Lahore in 1962,68,69. He won two Gold Medals in Pakistan National Games held at Dacca and Karachi in 1968 and 1970. He was declared "Best Boxer" in National Championship in 1973 and 1975.

He won Gold Medal in the 4 th Asian Boxing Championship held at Manila in April, 1970 and because of his outstanding performance, he was declared the "Best Boxer of Asia". He is the only Pakistani to have achieved this distinction so far.

He further earned distinction to emerge as the only Pakistani boxer to win Solitary Medal from IX British Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh in July, 1970. In VI Asian Games held in December at Bangkok he won Bronze Medal and also achieved Bronze Medal in International meet at Ankara in February1975.

Lt.Col(Retd)Abdul  Samad Mir has conducted various Boxing Coaching Courses at all levels in Pakistan Army and also at National level. He has been an official Chief Boxing Coach of Pakistan team for the 11 th Asian Games held at Beijing in 1990.

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