biggest star among pro boxers in India is
Vijender Singh, who won bronze at the 2008
Olympic Games and has transcended the sport as a
TV personality, model and actor.
But, in the
much larger second tier of talented Indian
International Super Featherweight Champion Anuj
Kumar Singh (6-3-1, 3
KOs) is trying to make a name for himself.
Born in August
of 1994 in Allahabad, a city with around five
million people, “Baba”, as he is nicknamed,
currently resides among more than eighteen
million in Mumbai.
A graduate of
Wilson College in Mumbai, one of India's oldest
colleges, there is much more to Singh than just
boxing. But boxing is his passion, and right now
its what he wants to reach the top doing.
pro after completing the unpaid ranks with a
50-12 record. Having boxed professionally in
Thailand and China, besides India,
he traveled to Tanzania
for a fight in September of 2018 and knocked out
local man Charles Masali (6-6-1) in the first
made him an ideal co-challenger when another
Tanzanian, Ramadhani Issa Majeshi (5-2, 3 KOs),
was scheduled to fight for the UBO International
title on October 8, 2019 in his home-town
Singh proved too skilled and determined for the
local favorite, and stunned the crowd as he won
by third round stoppage.
Singh is hoping
that in the near future he will be able to
defend his UBO title in India, and eventually
fight for the UBO World title.