Vikas Krishan Makes A U-Turn from Professional Boxing, Back To Win Medals For India

Vikas Krishan Yadav Professional Life

Celebrated Indian boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav, who decided to return briefly to amateur boxing after taking a break from professional boxing, has been chosen to represent the country at the upcoming South Asian Games scheduled to be held in Nepal. It is believed that the 2010 Asian Games gold medalist will take part in the new weight category. The 27-year-old boxer, who hails from Haryana, had won two matches in the US circuit after turning professional in January this year.

Vikas in an interview with PTI said that he would not feature in any professional bout until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Vikas further revealed that he will now be participating in the 69 kg category instead of 75 kg category. However, the two time Olympian had won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in his earlier weight class. On the other hand, Vikas had won the World Championship bronze in 2011 in 69 kg weight category. The boxer explained that he has decided to represent the country in 69 kg weight class because he fights in the same weight in the professional circuit.

Talking about his pro boxing experience, Vikas said that it is not easy as in professional boxing one has to constantly keep on hitting the opponent. He added that constantly hitting the opponent requires a lot of stamina, and he feels some more work is to be done to focus on it completely.

Talking about his future in professional boxing Vikas said, “I will fight in it after the 2020 Olympic Games and my goal at this time is to qualify for Tokyo only.” I am preparing for the qualifier to be held in February next year.

Other than Vikas, Manish Kaushik, who won a bronze in World Championships held in Yekaterinburg to book an Olympic quota in 63 Kg, has also been chosen to participate in the games. A six-member women’s team which will be led by World Championships silver medalist Sonia Lather and former Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Pinki Rani in 51 kg.

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