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Vikas’ pro plans on hold after Worlds setback

PTI
Published : Sep 1, 2017, 12:50 am IST
Updated : Sep 1, 2017, 12:50 am IST

Vikas was one of the country’s best medal hopes, being the highest seeded, at third, in the tournament.

Vikas Krishan
 Vikas Krishan

Hamburg: Boxer Vikas Krishan has decided to put on hold plans of turning professional, focussing on recuperating from a hand injury, which he claims resurfaced during his disappointing world championship campaign.

The 2011 bronze medallist at the marquee tournament exited in the second round, losing to England’s Benjamin Whittaker in a unanimous verdict.

 

“I was thinking of turning professional by the end of this year but that plan is on hold for now. A right hand injury, which had troubled me some years back, seems to have flared up again. I need to get it sorted immediately once I reach home,” Vikas, a middleweight 75kg boxer, said.

He is suffering from an injury on the metacarpus, the intermediate part of the hand located between the wrist and the fingers.

“I do eventually want to turn professional but for now I will focus on the Commonwealth Games next year and take things from there,” he added.

Vikas was one of the country’s best medal hopes, being the highest seeded, at third, in the tournament.

 

The build-up to the championship was not the most ideal for the 25-year-old Vikas, who found himself at the centre of a disciplinary row after forfeiting his Asian Championships semi-final earlier this year in Tashkent. 

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