The 27-year-old, who can also be a silver medallist from the 2013 Asian Championships, will likely be competing in an excellent welterweight (69kg) bout at an occasion to be carried out in affiliation with MTK World Boxing Promotions.
“It’s a transfer that I’ve been making an attempt to make for the previous one 12 months. And eventually, it has labored out. I’ll depart for the US tomorrow for some coaching earlier than the bout on March 19,” Jangra advised PTI over telephone.
“It is a one off bout for me and will likely be held in affiliation with MTK World. I’ll see how issues go and hopefully, I’ll discover a promoter to proceed in the suitable path,” he stated.
The South Asian Video games gold-medallist was final seen in motion within the Indian Boxing League‘s 2019 version. Nevertheless, he couldn’t make the minimize for the nationwide camp that adopted.
“It has been disheartening to not be there (within the nationwide camp) however I will not be giving up on newbie boxing. The 2 classes during which I may have tried for Olympic qualification — 69kg and 75kg — are already sorted (Vikas Krishan and Ashish Kumar have booked the Tokyo berths),” he stated.
“I could not have simply sat round, and fortunately this labored out.”
Mentored by 2010 CWG gold-medallist Akhil Kumar early in his profession, Jangra has additionally been laborious accomplished by accidents. He underwent a surgical procedure for a left hand harm in 2016, a setback that got here whereas his profession was on the upswing.
“It has by no means been very straightforward for me however who is aware of, with this plunge issues may simply lastly begin falling in place,” stated the 2015 Arjuna awardee.