Indian wrestler Sangram Singh was on Sunday night crowned the ‘Undisputed’ Champion at the WWP Common Wealth Wrestling Championship after enduring a near death situation in a battle against the Canadian wrestler, Joe Legend at the Nelson Mandela Ground in South Africa on Saturday.
Coming back after a three-year break, the wrestler came out of injuries for the fight and had to sign a ‘last man standing’ contract in order to compete for the title.
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The championship belt, which weighs around five kgs with all the six nation’s flags badged on it, was presented to Sangram after he won the fight.
“This was a remarkable moment for me and a matter of great honor for the nation that had pinned all its hopes on me. I have put in a lot of hard work and training and it gives me pride that all these days of toiling and sweating it out during the practice sessions have finally paid off. I would like to thank my coach, Pandit Satvirji, my family and my friends, without whom this victory would not be possible.” said Sangram after his win.
With the win, Sangram became the first Indian to win the title and plans to make India a leader in professional wrestling. He is planning to launch a Pro Wrestling League Championship which will see world’s most renowned wrestlers on Indian soil.