Singh arrives for boxing showdown

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Boxer Kuldeep Singh in Nadi yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

INDIAN boxer Kuldeep Singh arrived into the country yesterday ahead of the South Pacific Boxing Promotion this Saturday at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Singh’ arrival marks a historic moment as he becomes the first Indian boxer to compete in Fiji.

After a 17-hour flight, the number five ranked Indian boxer looks forward to a good fight against Alivereti Kauyaca in the International Cruiseweight bout.

“This is my first time to Fiji and I love the weather. I was injured for some time but I’m back in the boxing ring,” Singh explained with excitement.

“I’m a good friend of promoter Freddy Chand who messaged me on Facebook to tell me about the fight,” he added.

The 34-year-old has a record of 9 wins six by knockout, 5 loses and one draw.

He won his last fight against Mandeep Singh via a second round KO in July.

Singh is a former India amateur boxing champion who made his debut in the professional arena in 2016.

He hails from Shadipur Village of Patiala district, where adopting sports as a professional career is a dream.

In 2002, he started boxing during his school years for pleasure and got inspired by senior players and made up his mind to pick boxing as his profession.

Promoter Freddy Chand anticipates an exiting night.

“We expect big crowds on the night. India has millions of population but Fiji in thousands but we have a champion here who is ready to fight for our country,” Chand explained.

He called on fans to come out in numbers on Saturday.

“South Pacific Boxing Promotion is requesting public to come out and support local boxers,” Chand added.