Neeraj Goyat, who has won nine of his 13 professional boxing bouts, will contest for a second belt next month.(PTI)
Neeraj Goyat, who has won nine of his 13 professional boxing bouts, will contest for a second belt next month.(PTI)

Neeraj Goyat set to fight for 2nd boxing title next month

Neeraj Goyat, who has won nine of his 13 professional boxing bouts, will contest for a second belt next month, with his opponent and the title for which he would fight likely to be announced after May 19.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 10:34 AM IST

Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat, who holds the WBC Asia-Pacific welterweight title, would be gunning for a second yet-to-be-announced belt next month after signing up with Canada’s Lee Baxter Promotions.

Goyat, who has won nine of his 13 professional bouts, has signed a two-year contract with Lee Baxter Promotions. His opponent and the title for which he would fight will be known after May 19.

The bout is expected to take place in Canada on June 26.

READ | India’s Neeraj Goyat is WBC Asia Boxer of the Year

“I cannot reveal the financial details of the contract but it is a good deal that I have got. I guess I am the first Indian boxer to sign up with a Canadian promoter. I hope it will take my professional career in the right direction,” Neeraj told PTI.

“I would be fighting for a title on June 26 but the formalities are still being worked out and my opponent’s name will be out in the second half of this month,” he added.

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Neeraj had won a bronze medal in the Olympic qualifying event for professional boxers in 2016.

The 26-year-old had last competed in August last year when he successfully defended his WBC title against Filipino Allan Tanada in a unanimous verdict.

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