Mumbai, Feb 12, 2024
Making his comeback after six years, India’s Sangram Singh will be seen in action on the mat against Muhammad Saeed, an international wrestler hailing from Pakistan, on February 24 in the International Pro Wrestling Championship 2024 to be held at Shabab Alahli Club, Dubai.
“The anticipated level of competition in Dubai excites me and I want to thank the Dubai Sports Council for their support. This sport of wrestling exemplifies gentlemanly conduct, and I aim to inspire the youth through this event keeping in mind the ideology of FIT India,” said Sangram Singh, Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion and FIT India Ambassador & Icon.
“Competing against Muhammad Saeed, who is an elite athlete in his own right will be the perfect way to emphasize that age is no barrier and I look forward to a great fight to complete my anticipated comeback facilitated by World Professional Wrestling Hub,” he said.
“Wrestling is a pivotal sport in India and being associated with the World Professional Wrestling Hub continues the work that all of us have been aiming to achieve to grow the sport in India in the right manner.
The next generation of wrestlers are the future medal-winning contenders at the highest level and this event will only inspire them to work harder to achieve their potential.
Sangram Singh is a great ambassador of the sport of wrestling, and I wish him all the best for the upcoming fight in Dubai.” said Gyan Singh, Olympian, Dhyanchand Awardee, and Ex-India chief coach at the press conference held on Monday.
The event will feature a lineup of five matches, including the much-anticipated headline event featuring Sangram Singh against Muhammad Saeed.
The other matchups feature Ilias Bekbulatov (Russia), 2017 European Wrestling Champion vs Damon Kemp (USA), Andrea Carolina (Columbia), Olympian, vs Vescan Cynthia (France), Olympian, Bader Ali (UAE), Silver medallist, Arab Championship, vs Mbo Isomi Aron (Congo), gold medallist, Games of La Francophonie, Mimi Hristova (Bulgaria), Olympian vs Skiba Monika (Poland).
“On behalf of the Dubai Sports Council, I would like to extend the warmest welcome to all the wrestlers that will be competing at the International Pro Wrestling Championship 2024.
India has historically been a powerhouse of wrestling on an international stage and this event not only helps promote the sport in India but in Dubai as the people will witness masters of the sport including Olympians and world-level medallists.
The level of competition is expected to be of the highest level and I wish all the wrestlers our best.” said Ali Al Aseeri, Representative, Dubai Sports Council.
This lineup of the International Pro Wrestling Champion 2024 – Dubai is a testament to the bench strength of the event showcasing elite national and international wrestlers that boast of medals on the international and Olympic circuit.
The event aims to herald a new era for wrestling, reshaping its perception in the country providing a global platform for both professionals and amateurs and to elevate the standard of wrestling, offering participants a chance to compete on a grand stage and grapple with the best in the world.(Agency)