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Vikas, Neeraj win pro circuit fights

Last updated on: April 21, 2019 19:20 IST

Vikas Krishan

IMAGE: India’s Vikas Krishan got a unanimous verdict in his super welterweight bout against Noah Kidd of the United States. Photograph: Vikas Krishan/Twitter

Vikas Krishan and Neeraj Goyat scored fluent victories in the professional boxing circuit on Saturday.

Vikas, a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist in his amateur days, scored a unanimous verdict against Noah Kidd of the United States in a six-round super welterweight bout at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.


In Toronto, WBC Asia welterweight title-holder Neeraj defeated Mexico's Carlos Lopez Marmolejo via a unanimous decision in a six-round contest at the Danforth Music Hall.

Vikas trains in Newark, New Jersey, under veteran boxing coach Wali Moses, who is the grandfather of 2016 Olympic silver-medallist Shakur Stevenson. He is also a former World Championships bronze medallist.

Both the Indian boxers have trained together in the past and are close to each other on the circuit.

While Vikas is signed up with the legendary Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions, Neeraj is handled by Lee Baxter Promotions.

Vikas made an impressive professional debut -- a Technical Knock Out win in the second round against Steven Andrade of the United States -- in January earlier this year. 

Neeraj has been around for a while and had 16 fights, 11 of them victories, two draws, and three defeats.