Olympic-Bound Boxer Vikas Krishan Gets Sports Authority Of India Nod To Train In US

Vikas Krishan might be travelling to the US later this week alongside together with his American coach Ron Simms Jr.© Twitter

Olympic-bound boxer Vikas Krishan has received the Sports activities Authority of India’s (SAI) approval to coach within the USA, the place he additionally plans to renew his profession within the skilled circuit. SAI has permitted his coaching within the US until November 30 and in addition sanctioned Rs 17.5 lakh for the stint. Vikas, who competes in 69kg class at present, is an Asian and Commonwealth Video games gold-medallist. “Tokyo Olympics quota winner and boxer Vikas Krishan’s request to coach in america as a part of his preparations for Olympics has been permitted by the Sports activities Authority of India,” the SAI mentioned in a press release.

“Vikas, who is part of the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), has been permitted monetary help of Rs 17.5 lakh all through the go to,” it added.

He might be travelling to the US later this week alongside together with his American coach Ron Simms Jr, and they’ll prepare on the Alexandria Boxing Membership in Virginia until November 30.

The publicity was really helpful by Indian boxing’s Excessive-Efficiency Director Santiago Nieva.

“It is going to be an excellent expertise for Vikas. He is been within the nationwide crew for therefore a few years and for him, it’s a good time to go and do one thing slightly bit completely different,” Nieva mentioned.

“After he comes again, we are going to give attention to the camps and completely different tournaments for the Olympic-style boxing forward of the Tokyo Olympics.”

Vikas had expressed a need to renew his skilled profession within the USA, the place he’s undefeated. He’s contracted with Corridor of Famer Bob Arum’s High Rank Promotions.

In a latest interview to PTI, the Haryana-lad had said that he expects to get at the least three fights earlier than heading again to India to affix the nationwide camp subsequent 12 months.


“I’m in contact with High Rank Promotions. They’ve promised to rearrange fights for me and I hope to compete in 3-Four bouts earlier than the Olympics,” he had mentioned.

He might be making his third Olympic look in Tokyo subsequent 12 months, and is probably the most skilled among the many 5 males who’ve made the lower thus far.

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