NEW YORK (JANUARY 18, 2019)–Two-Time Indian Olympian , Vikas Krishan is set to make his long awaited pro debut tonight as he competes in six-round junior middleweight bout against six-fight veteran Steven Andrade at The Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Krishan, who is a police officer in his home district of Bhiwani in Haryana, India, weighed 151 3/4 pounds while Andrade was 152 at Thursday’s weigh in.
The bout can be seen on ESPN+.
Krishan, an Olympian in 2012 and 2016 is the only Indian fighter in history to capture gold medals at both the Asian and Commonwealth Games as well as the AIBA Youth Boxing Championships.
In 2012, at the London Olympics, he defeated current IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. via 13-11 decision, only for the decision to be controversially overturned five hours later due to various fouls Krishan committed during the bout.
In the last the Olympics Krishan made it to the quarterfinals. Earlier this year, he became the first three-medal winner of the Asian Games as he won a Bronze Medal.
Krishan is managed by Split-T Management and is promoted by Top Rank.
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