Vikas Krishan will get SAI nod to coach in US

New Delhi, September 8

Olympics-bound boxer Vikas Krishan has obtained the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) approval to coach within the USA, the place he additionally plans to renew his profession within the skilled circuit.

The SAI has accepted 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 Games gold medallist.

“Tokyo Olympics quota winner and boxer Vikas Krishan’s request to train in the United States as part of his preparations for Olympics has been approved by the Sports Authority of India,” the SAI stated in an announcement.

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

He will likely be travelling to the US later this week alongside along with his American coach Ron Simms Jr and they’ll practice on the Alexandria Boxing Club in Virginia until November 30.

The publicity was really useful by Indian boxing’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva.

“It will be a very good experience for Vikas. He’s been in the national team for so many years and for him, it is a good time to go and do a little bit different,” stated Nieva.

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

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

In a current interview to PTI, the Haryana-lad had acknowledged that he expects to get a minimum of three fights earlier than heading again to India to affix the nationwide camp subsequent 12 months.

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

He will likely 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 to this point. PTI

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