Sangram set to fight ‘last man standing’ bout today
Wrestler Sangram Singh (right), is back to doing what he does best — wrestle. Singh, who became a household name after he signed up in a reality show on TV in 2013, is fighting a ‘last man standing’ bout with Canadian heavyweight champion Joe Legend in South Africa’s Capetown today.
The bout which has to be fought by the two wrestlers as long as one of them doesn’t quit or gets too injured to fight anymore, is apparently creating a lot of buzz in Capetown. “I was featured in one of the leading dailies here, and it felt really good as an Indian,” says Singh, speaking to us from SA, and adds that he will find enough support among the audience in the stadium, from the Indians who live there.
“I am keeping myself very focussed, Joe is a very powerful wrestler, but I have my strategies in place too. I am proud to be representing my country at an international match.” says Singh, who was participating in a dance reality show till recently, but quit the show just to be able to fight this match. Talking about his decision he says, “I felt bad that Payal (Rohatgi, fiancee) had to quit the show because I opted out, but I had no option because the finals of the show, and this fight turned out to be on the same day, and I chose wrestling over the show.”
Singh, who is going through a rigorous training says that the only issue that he is facing there is that of finding good vegetarian food. “It is very cold here, and most of the food is non-vegetarian. But the fruits and quality of milk is great, and I am having lots of that,” he says.
“I really want to win this bout so that I can use the money and the platform to promote wrestling talent back home,” he signs off.
Sangram Singh; (Inset) With South African wrestler Zama Njokwani