Vikas Krishan to fight Noah Kidd in second pro bout

The bout is set to take place at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Vikas Krishan began his professional career beating Steven Andrade by technical knockout in January.   -  TR Boxing

In his continued quest to make a mark in the pro boxing world, Vikas Krishnan, one of India’s most decorated boxers will take on American Noah Kidd at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night (Sunday morning in India). The six-round super welterweight Krishan-Kidd bout is on the undercard for the keenly-anticipated WBO welterweight title clash between Terence Crawford and Amir Khan.

The 27-year-old from Bhiwani made an impressive start to his professional career — a technical knockout 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 Krishan, who is contracted to fight five bouts in his debut year. “Fighting in a big arena relieves pressure and I have been fighting and training harder since I got here. All of this will help me become a better boxer,” he added.

Krishan has been training in Newark, New Jersey under veteran boxing coach Wali Moses, who is also the grandfather of 2016 Olympic silver-medalist Shakur Stevenson.

Kidd, his opponent, is a 23-year-old boxer from Missouri who made his debut in July 2016 and has a 3-1-1, 2 KO record. Other under-card fights include the Carlos Adames taking on Frank Galarza and Brazilian Samir Dos Santos contesting against Edgar Berlanga.

Krishan, who has been supported by JSW Sports since 2014, has won medals at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. The organisation has been assisting the boxer with travel and medical support in his efforts to turn professional.