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Vikas Krishan to face Noah Kidd at Madison Square Garden in second pro bout

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Vikas Krishan to face Noah Kidd at Madison Square Garden in second pro bout

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Vikas Krishnan will take on America’s Noah Kidd in New York o Saturday night as the Indian aim to extend his winning streak after he defeat Steven Andrade by virtue of a technical knockout in January. His bout would be in line as a buildup to the much-anticipated Terence Crawford versus Amir Khan.

In his continued quest to make a mark in the pro boxing world, Vikas Krishnan, one of India’s most decorated boxers will take on American Noah Kidd at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night (Sunday morning IST). The six-round super welterweight Krishan-Kidd bout is on the undercard for the keenly anticipated WBO welterweight title clash between Terence Crawford and Amir Khan.

The 27-year old from Bhiwani signed with legendary promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions late last year and had an impressive debut to his professional career — a Technical Knock Out win in the second round against Steven Andrade of the United States in January.  

“Madison Square Garden is one of the biggest and most famous arenas of the world and I am very excited to fight here,” said Krishan, who is contracted to fight five bouts in his debut year. “Fighting in a big arena relieves pressure and I have been fighting and training harder since I got here. All of this will help me become a better boxer,” he added.

Krishan has been training in Newark, New Jersey under veteran boxing coach Wali Moses, who is also the grandfather of 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson.

Kidd, his opponent, is a 23-year-old boxer from Missouri who made his debut in July 2016 and has a 3-1-1, 2 KO record. Other under-card fights include the Carlos Adames taking on Frank Galarza and Brazilian Samir Dos Santos contesting against Edgar Berlanga.

Krishan, who has been supported by JSW Sports since 2014, has won medals at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. The organisation has been assisting the boxer with travel and medical support in his efforts to turn professional.

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