Edison, NJ - Vikas Krishan, a two-time Olympian will visited the YMCA of Edison on Thursday. The Meet and Greet was held in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
Mr. Krishan, who began boxing at 10 years old, won a gold medal at the 2010 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Representing India at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, Mr. Krishan is the only Indian fighter to win gold medals at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. Before going pro in 2018, he became the first three-time Asian Games medalist in Indian history when he won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the Asian Games.
Mr. Krishan met with YMCA participants and their families to discuss the benefits of healthy living.
"The Edison YMCA is thrilled to have the most decorated Indian boxer of all time, Vikas Krishan, come speak to our after-school care children about healthy eating", says Mike Tivey school-age childhood director at the Y. "The YMCA takes great pride in educating children on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and remaining physically active. To have someone as well-known as Vikas come to our YMCA and speak to our awesome children is an honor and we know the kids will have a great time getting to meet him and hear him speak".
Vikas began his pro boxing career in the US on January 18, 2019, at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Krishan trains in Newark, New Jersey with NJ Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Wali Moses, the grandfather of 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist and Top Rank featherweight champ Shakur Stevenson. Krishan will also continue to train with the Indian National Team in Punjab, India.
'We are excited to have Vikas back in the U.S. to train for his upcoming bout. He flew in a couple of days ago and was happy to take time out of his busy schedule to meet with the community in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month," said CC Minton, President of Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life.