IOS Boxing Promotions today announced the opponents of Olympians Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar who will make their pro-boxing debut at the ‘Battleground Asia’ on 5th August 2017. After a long gap, the trio of Indian boxing, including Vijender Singh, will be seen in the same boxing ring.
The knockout king Vijender Singh headlines a quality packed card that also features debut of Beijing Olympic
Neerav Tomar, Promoter, IOS Boxing Promotions, said, “This is one of the biggest boxing spectacles that the Indian audience will see, featuring the most experienced boxers that our country has. Battleground Asia has an impactful fight card, which will be a treat for all the boxing lovers to watch.”
Commonwealth Games 2006 Gold medalist and Beijing Olympics Quarterfinalist boxer Akhil Kumar, who spearheaded the Indian boxing contingent at numerous international tournaments for years, including World Cup (2008) where he won a bronze medal, Commonwealth Federation Boxing Championship (2005) where he grabbed another gold medal and Asian Championship (2007) where he won a bronze medal is all set to begin his professional-boxing journey on 5th August in Mumbai. The most experienced boxer has represented
The 36-year-old Haryana lad Akhil Kumar will face experienced Ty Gilchrist of Australia in a 4 round, Junior Welterweight (63 Kgs) contest. Ty Gilchrist made his debut in the year 2010 and has played 13 bouts since then with a total of 6 wins, including 2 KO wins. Gilchrist has fought 68 rounds, he definitely holds a great record in pro-boxing as compared to our star boxer who is just entering into the world of pro-boxing.
A confident Ty Gilchrist spoke on Akhil’s debut, “Akhil was a very good amateur boxer but professional boxing is a lot different. I’ve had some good tough fights in the pro circuit and Akhil has never experienced what it's like going into
On fighting Ty Gilchrist, Akhil said, “Yes, he is more experienced than me, but that does not make any difference to me. It’s my debut and all I am concentrating on right now is training hard so that I put up a good show. From last six months, I have been training very hard including working on my fitness and sharpening my skills. Also, I am working on improving my technique as per the requirements of professional boxing and remembering my
Another boxer from Haryana, Jitender Kumar is all set to make his debut in the pro boxing with Akhil Kumar. The 28-year old Bhiwani boxer who won
Jitender Kumar will make his pro debut against Thailand’s Thanet Likhitkamporn. Thanet is comparatively new to the pro-boxing circuit having made his debut earlier this year he has fought only 1
Thanet Likhitkamporn spoke on
Jitender Kumar looked calm and composed while commenting on his opponent, “Debut in pro boxing will be a new beginning for me, I am working really hard to improve my technique and gain physical fitness. I am not scared of my opponent. I know I am training well, so I am confident of winning my debut fight”.