Mandeep Jangra signed up by boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, first Indian

Updated: Mar 29 2023 8:31PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Indian pugilist Mandeep Jangra has been signed up by Roy Jones Jr to fight in the professional circuit for the next three years, becoming the first from the country to associate with the American boxing legend.

The 29-year-old Commonwealth Games silver medallist had turned pro in 2020 and holds a 3-0 record, same as his opponents in the upcoming April 1 fight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ryan Rebar of USA.

Being signed up by Jones is a huge fillip for Jangra, an Arjuna awardee, who beat USA's Brandon Sandoval in the lightweight category in his third professional bout in Plant City, Florida last March. The one against Rebar will be Jangra's fight number four in the pro boxing.