SINGH Dilbag < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 09 Apr 1981
Height1.70 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He saw his elder brother compete and decided he wanted to earn success in professional boxing.
Club / Team Railways Sports Promotion Board: India
Name of coach Jaidev Bisht
Coach from which country? India
Coach from what year? 2008
General Interest
Ambitions To become a professional boxer. (expressindia.com, 14 Jul 2010)
Other information VISA CONTROVERSY
Following the Commonwealth Boxing Championships in Liverpool, England in 2007, he decided not to return to India with the team and chose to remain in England to pursue his dream of becoming a professional, although this meant expiring his visa. He trained with Pakistani British boxer Amir Khan who convinced him to go back to India and apply for a work permit for the United Kingdom, costing him a possible spot on the 2008 Beijing Olympics team. Upon returning to India in January 2008, he was widely criticised for his decision and was rejected a visa on the grounds that he hadn't returned with the Indian team in 2007. He decided to start from the bottom in amateur boxing again, under Railways coach Jaidev Bisht and made his return to national competition at the Sahara Senior Men's National Boxing Championship in July 2010. (Times of India, 15 Jul 2010)