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


Vikas Krishan will be travelling to the USA later this week at the side of his American coach Ron Simms Jr.© Twitter

Olympic-bound boxer Vikas Krishan has got the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) approval to train in the US, where he also plans to renew his career in the professional circuit. SAI has approved his training in the USA till November 30 and also sanctioned Rs 17.5 lakh for the stint. Vikas, who competes in 69kg category currently, is an Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist. “Tokyo Olympics quota winner and boxer Vikas Krishan’s request to train in the US as a part of his preparations for Olympics has been approved by the Sports Authority of India,” the SAI said in a observation.

“Vikas, who is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), has been approved financial assistance of Rs 17.5 lakh at some point of the visit,” it added.

He’s going to be travelling to the USA later this week at the side of his American coach Ron Simms Jr, and they are going to train at the Alexandria Boxing Club in Virginia till November 30.

The exposure used to be beneficial by Indian boxing’s High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva.

“It’s going to be a very good experience for Vikas. He is been in the national team for such a lot of years and for him, this is a good time to go and do something a little bit different,” Nieva said.

“After he comes back, we can focus on the camps and different tournaments for the Olympic-style boxing ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.”

Vikas had expressed a desire to renew his professional career in the US, where he’s undefeated. He’s contracted with Corridor of Famer Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions.

In a recent interview to PTI, the Haryana-lad had stated that he expects to receive no less than three fights before heading back to India to sign up for the national camp next year.


“I am in touch with Top Rank Promotions. They have got promised to arrange fights for me and I am hoping to compete in 3-4 bouts before the Olympics,” he had said.

He’s going to be making his third Olympic appearance in Tokyo next year, and is the most experienced a few of the five men who have made the cut so far.

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