Top Indian boxer Vikas Krishan has decided to revive his professional career in the US instead of training at the national camp in Patiala.
Krishan reckons ordinary is just not good enough for a podium finish at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Krishan has no plans of going back even though the Sports Authority of India (SAI) enacted to allow him to return after an inquiry.
”I am destined to win an Olympic medal”- Vikas Krishan
“I will continue training here (in Bengaluru). I have fallen into a rhythm and I don’t wish to disturb myself by once again making the trip to Patiala. I don’t see the point,” Vikas, who is training under American coach Ronald Simms at the IIS, told PTI in an interview over phone.
When asked about the controversy in Patiala, he said, “I have never harmed anyone. I have made mistakes but the intent is only to do well for the country. I have never caused problems for anyone else. That’s all I have to say.”
The 28-year-old Haryana-lad is more excited to talk about his plans to return to the US. The welterweight (69kg category) boxer will compete in the 70kg division in the pro circuit.
“As soon as I manage to get a flight, I am going to the USA. 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,” Vikas said.
“That would help my Olympic chances more than anything else because it is in the pro circuit that I learnt the crucial lesson of not believing in luck. It is all about ability, there is nothing called luck,” he further added.
This will be Krishan’s third Olympic appearance in Tokyo next year.
“I took a break from professional with due permission from my promoter to pursue my Olympic dream. Now that I have qualified, I will go back to pro to prepare myself,” he said.
“They know and they are supportive. They know what I am capable of and they have encouraged me. I have also got immense support from Boxing Federation of India Executive Director R K Sacheti,” he added.
“I am destined to win an Olympic medal. Olympics will happen because God can’t be so cruel to me. I know that” the boxer concluded.