Rio de Janeiro: Just one win divided from winning an Olympic award after a extensive feat over his competition in his pre-quarterfinal bout, Indian fighter Vikas Krishan says he wants zero reduction than a bullion in a Rio Games.
Vikas stormed into a quarterfinals with a biased 3-0 win by unanimous preference opposite Onder Sipal of Turkey in a men’s 75kg middleweight bout, and he now feels that Uzbek Bektemir Melikuziev, who is 4 years youth to him, stands on his proceed of an rare fighting bullion medal.
“He (Melikuziev) is a toughest in a group. Mark my words, if we am means to improved him, we will lapse home with a gold. we won’t take a china or bronze. we will lapse empty-handed or a bullion medal. Gold is positive if we get past him,” a 24-year-old Indian pronounced after his pre-quarterfinal quarrel during a Riocentro Pavillion 6.
A former Youth Olympics and Youth World champion in 2014 and 2015 Doha World Championship china medallist, Melikuziev had beaten Vikas during Asian Championship in Thailand final year.
“He’s a bit absolute and a bit heavier in weight. But he does not have a tallness advantage. He has a energy and stamina, he is young,” Vikas said.
Vikas, however, pronounced his form was proceed improved than it was final year and he’s assured of removing past a Uzbek during a biggest stage.
“I was not in form afterwards (at Asian Championships), while he was during his peak. I’ve picked my stroke now.”
Vikas pronounced he and his personal manager Jagdeep Hooda would relax and strategise usually on a eve of their hitch that is during 7pm internal time 15 August.
“I will only relax for dual nights and on a eve of a hitch will consider of my strategy. we only wish to sojourn tragedy giveaway and suffer with my friends. My crony has come and personal manager is here, we make fun. The thought is to stay tragedy giveaway and proceed a subsequent hitch with a giveaway and uninformed mind. I’ve dual days enjoy,” he said.
On his hitch opposite Sipal, Vikas pronounced a Turkish was jarred after removing strike on his forehead.
“However, we was not assured in a second turn so wanted to do good with some transparent two-three punches in a final round. we had dual left hooks.
“Overall, I’m really satisfied, this win was improved than a final one (American Charles Conwell). we had degraded a same man in a 2011 Baku World Championships,” he said.
Vikas rued about a jersey debate and pronounced media embellished a wrong design behind home.
“It’s really unhappy and disappointing. They’re (media) observant we would be ‘banned’ since we did not have a nation formula (‘IND’) created on a back. It’s totally wrong. Officials told me we can write anytime we want. So we put it, and it’s a finish of a matter. If we write afterwards we indicate fingers and if we don’t afterwards we also indicate fingers, it’s unfair.”
National manager Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu said, “The thought was to start off good with some jabs and afterwards land blows on a body. We were successful. Vikas played cleverly in second turn and dominated. He clinched in tighten operation in a third round.”