Press Release: United Boxing Promotions (UBP) has signed Indian super middleweight Sukhdeep Singh for his pro debut, set for March 17th at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. No opponent has been named yet. The show is headlined by lightweight Josh "Dubs" O'Reilly (10-0, 4 KOs) against Mexico's Juan Bedolla Orozco (19-7-2, 14 KOs) in a ten rounder.
"Since 2010," UBP promoter Tyler Buxton said, "United Boxing Promotions has launched the careers of Toronto's best boxers. On March 17th, we continue this tradition with the pro debut of Sukhdeep Singh, whose international boxing experience and following could make him the next Amir Khan."
India may not be boxing's most fertile country, although super middleweight Vijender Singh (10-0, 7 KOs) is an exception, and Singh is an elusive, pure boxer who had a decorated amateur career, ranking as high as #17 in the world in his division.
The 25-year-old Singh, who is switches between orthodox and southpaw stances, captured gold medals at the 2012 Senior National Boxing Championship and 2011 Boxing Super Cup. Two years ago, he also trained with the Indian Olympic Boxing Team in Ireland.
Last year, Singh was named "Best Boxer" in India's inaugural boxing league, Super Pro Boxing League, founded by former world champion Khan and Bill Dosanjh.
"I'm very happy for this opportunity to turn professional in Toronto at the Hershey Centre," Singh commented. From Punjab's farming fields to Canada's training grounds, Singh is being trained by Ryan Grant of Grant MMA & Boxing.
"I have been training Sukh since he was 16 years old," Grant noted. "I'm excited to watch his growth through the professional ranks."