Vikas Krishan; photo credit: Doordarshan Krishan won his fight in the second round against American boxer Steven Andrade.
India’s two-time Olympian Vikas Krishan managed to dazzle the boxing circuit with a win on his professional debut on January 18 in upstate New York . The Indian boxer, who was competing at the six–round junior middleweight bout at The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, defeated his opponent Steven Andrade in a technical knock-out.
Krishan, India’s most decorated boxer, won the six-round bout in two rounds. It was the sixth professional fight for Andrade (3-3, 2 KO).
The Indian boxer battered Andrade relentlessly in the first round and scored the knockout when the referee Benji Estevez stopped the fight at 2:31 in the second round.
The 26-year-old Indian used several combinations to knock down the opponent.
In the run-up to the finght, Krishan trained with the legendary New Jersey boxing coach Wali Moses.
Krishan has many firsts in his career, including being the only Indian boxer ever to get gold medals at Asian Games as well as Commonwealth Games. He has also won gold at the AIBA Youth Boxing Championships.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Krishan won a gold medal in Australia. And at the 2018 Asian Games, he won a bronze. He had to withdraw because of a serious eye injury. He is the first Indian boxer to win 3 medals in Asian Games.
Krishan, a police officer by profession, hails from Bhiwani in Haryana.
During the last Olympics, Krishan was able to make it to the quarterfinals.
The last year began with a great start for him as he won a bronze at the Asian Games.
Krishan has been practicing boxing since the age of 10. He took a break from boxing for a year to concentrate on studies. He is currently serving as a Deputy Superintend of Police in Haryana.