Following in the footsteps of former word champion, L Sarita Devi, Commonwealth Games bronze-medalist boxer Pinki Jangra has decided to turn professional but will not give up on her amateur career either. The former national champion has signed up with the Sporty Boxing Private Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Boxing Council (IBC), a licensing body for professional boxers in India.
Pinki, who was a part of the ongoing national camp in New Delhi, will now be training at the National Boxing Academy in Rohtak, where the IBC is currently conducting a camp for its women boxers. “I have decided to turn professional but I have not give up on my amateur career either. I am still aspiring for the Asian and Commonwealth Games next year. I have turned professional to gain in strength and endurance,”Pinki told PTI.
“Basically, I want to gain in strength and endurance, which I feel can come from training in the professional circuit,” she said.
“I remain a boxer who will compete for India. Nothing changes apart from the fact that I would trying myself in a slightly different version of the sport,” she added.