Mohammad Hussamuddin (born 12 February 1994) is an Indian boxer. He won a bronze medal in the first India International Open boxing championship in New Delhi. He competes in the 56-kilogram category. Hussamuddin won a Bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Here is Mohammad Hussamuddin in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) How did your journey as an athlete began?
In my family, all my brothers are boxer my dad is coach and my 2 elder brothers are international players. I began with doing gymnastics as my gymnastic coach got transferred so my father bought me into boxing. I started my boxing career in 2007.
2) When did you start doing boxing professionally?
I started my boxing career in the year 2007 and I played my 1st boxing national in Aurangabad and I secured a bronze medal at my 1st national match.
3) Who has been your inspiration?
My inspirations are my 2 elder brothers as I used to look at them and gets inspired to start my boxing career. And my other inspiration is a boxer from Ukraine whose name Vasyllomachenko his skills and footwork moment makes me inspired and motivates me as he is 2 time Olympics Champion.
4) What are the odds in boxing a career option and how did you manage to fight with those odds?
The odd In boxing is as we have to do weight control so we cannot eat whatever we want but I manage it as doing more hard work and proving it. I believe in hard work and never giving up & to regret the odds in boxing and focus on hard work, dreams, and dedication which will give me success.
5) What type of injuries have you faced during your fights and how did you cope up with them?
There is competition in which I didn’t get an injury I used to get a cut on my eyebrow which was very common and had become usual for me, but I never took my injury as my negative point my injury always motivated means it is always said INJURY NOT A PROCESS OF RECOVERY IT IS A PROCESS OF DISCOVERY.
6) Which has been your most memorable fight till now?
My most memorable fight was Commonwealth Games in which I secured bronze medal.
7) How did you face the critic?
I usually ignore the negativity and move towards positivity and I remember that people who throw a stone at you, so you should build an empire with it,
8) Has your family been supportive with your career option?
My family is my biggest strength and my biggest support system as my all members have a boxing background so they motivate me towards my dream.
9) How has life been on the other side of the ring?
Rather than boxing, I enjoy hanging out with my friends. And am a very foodie type of guy so out the ring I usually eat, hang out with my friends circle.
10) What do you like apart from boxing?
Apart from boxing I like to listen to music, watch movies, which gives little joy and I am also very fond of doing shopping.
11) How’s life in quarantine?
I’ve spent my best time in quarantines days as each member of my family was united after a long time and I spent each and every moment with joy and happiness apart from this I didn’t stop my boxing practice, my elder brother used to daily take my boxing practice. Quarantines were such a part of my life where I got my family love & whereas I never stopped my hard work towards my boxing.
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