New York: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan will take on American Noah Kidd in his second professional bout, which will be held at the iconic Madison Square Garden here Saturday. In earlier interviews, Vikas had always said that one of his major dreams has been to fight at the Madison Square garden and it looks it has finally turned into reality
The six-round super welterweight bout is on the undercard for the keenly-anticipated WBO welterweight title clash between Terence Crawford and British star Amir Khan.
The 27-year-old from Bhiwani is associated with legendary promoter Bob Arum’s ‘Top Rank Promotions’ and made an impressive professional debut – a TKO win in the second round against Steven Andrade of the United States in January.
“Madison Square Garden is one of the biggest and most famous arenas of the world and I am very excited to fight here,” said Vikas, who is contracted to fight five bouts in his debut year. “It is a dream come true for me.
“Fighting in a big arena relieves pressure and I have been fighting and training harder since I got here (New York). All of this will help me become a better boxer,” added the boxer in a statement.
Vikas has been training in Newark, New Jersey under veteran boxing coach Wali Moses, who is also the grandfather of 2016 Olympic silver-medallist Shakur Stevenson. His opponent, Kidd, is a 23-year-old from Missouri who made his debut in July 2016 and has a 3-1-1, two KO record.
Vikas, who has been supported by JSW Sports since 2014, has won gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. He is also a former World Championships bronze medallist.