I thank God for everything he has given me so far, says Thapa.

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Your biggest achievements in the ring?

The 2015 World Boxing Championships medal, the 2013 Asian Boxing Championships gold, and the silver medal at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Your favourite boxer and why?

Mike Tyson because he was one of the reasons why I chose boxing.

What do you do when not training?

I think about my training always. But when I’m not training, I love to play football.

Your favourite sport, apart from boxing?


Your favourite film star?

Sylvester Stallone.

Where do you like to holiday best?

Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland, and Iona, Scotland.

Your best moment in the ring?

When I knocked out the reigning African Champion, Mohamed Hamout, with my left hook in the World Boxing Championship 2015.

Your worst moment?

I thank God for everything he has given me so far. There’s no moment I would call “worst” because he knows what is best and when... It’s just we have to believe in ourselves and keep working.

Your most embarrassing moment?

When people tell me that I don’t look like a boxer.

What best do you like about yourself as a boxer?

I feel blessed about my style of boxing.