To Prepare for Olympics, I Need to Switch to Pro Boxing: Krishan

Vikas Krishan said that he wants to switch to professional boxing in order to prepare for the 2020 Olympics.

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Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, whose dream of clinching a second Asian Games gold was cut short by an injury, said that he wants to switch to professional boxing in order to prepare for an elusive Olympic medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The Haryana boxer settled for a bronze at Jakarta after failing to turn up for the semi-final contest due to a cut above his eye suffered during an earlier bout.

Sometimes luck doesn’t favour you and you miss out. I wanted a gold but due to the eye injury I couldn’t. I really want to win a medal at Olympics now and I don’t want to leave it to the draw or the level of competition. So I want to train accordingly.
Vikas Krishan

However the three-time Asiad medallist feels that in order to become a medal contender for Tokyo Games, he will need to switch to professional circuit.

That sort of preparation (for Olympics) can only happen in professional boxing and not in amateur. So I want to switch to professional boxing. I don’t want to leave anything to chance.
Vikas Krishan

He said that he will be meeting BFI president Ajay Singh to discuss his intended career move.

I will meet the (BFI) president and also discuss with my coach about professional career and accordingly will take a call soon.
Vikas Krishan

Vikas said he will take a break for a couple of months after a hectic season, where he competed at Commonwealth games and Asian games.

It has been a very stressful 9-10 months for me. When people expect from you, there is pressure and I want to take a break for a couple of months. My injury will take another 25 days to heal. So I will plan accordingly and then resume my training.
Vikas Krishan

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