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Akhil to fight 2nd pro bout tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nearly a year after turning professional, seasoned Indian Kumar will fight his second bout in the circuit when he takes on Tanzanian here tomorrow under the aegis of a brand new promoter.

Akhil, a former gold-medallist who turned professional with the IOS Promotions is now contracted with Hope and Glory Tomorrow's fight card at the is being organised in association with World Council (WBC).

Also fighting tomorrow would be Akhil's protege Jitender Kumar, who had turned professional with him last year.

Also on the fight-card are WBC Asian Champion Brijesh Kumar Meena, Maharashtra's first pro along with female boxers Preeti Dahiya, and

The man faces tomorrow in a lightweight contest is an experienced one in the circuit, having appeared in 37 fights, winning 25 of them.

"He is an experienced fighter but I am also not short of experience. I am confident of doing well tomorrow," said after the weigh-in today.

Akhil had split with IOS following differences over contractual obligations.

There will be a total of six bouts -- four male and two female.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 16:55 IST