Introducing Andrew Singh Kooner

andrew.jpgI am assuming many in Canada probably don’t need an introduction, but as I just discovered the young boxer, I figure I could put the rest of the Langar Hall in the know.

This past weekend the young Sikh fighter lost to Jose Silveira of Mexico for the NABA bantamweight title. The loss was due to a judges’ decision after the referee called off the fight after Kooner suffered a cut to the nose from an accidental headbutt by Jose.

Possibly more interesting than this past weekend’s result is Andrew’s story.

In an interview with the Toronto Star, Kooner gave insights into how he got into boxing:

Born in Kettering, England, Kooner immigrated to Canada with his parents as a three-year-old. When he was 13, he joined the local Windsor Boxing Club, not because grew up a fight fan. He was one of the very few Sikh kids in his school and was being singled out on a regular basis.

I was being tormented a lot, he said, and my parents felt boxing was a good way to channel my anger and frustration. Boxing ended up being a blessing.[link]

The boxer has made previous Olympic appearances, the last time in 2004. Check out his website when you get a chance as well as pictures from his last fight. Talk about a Babbar entourage!

I guess I have a new favorite boxer. What ever happened to Pardeep?


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6 Responses to “Introducing Andrew Singh Kooner”

  1. Shinda says:

    Be sure to check out Subaig Singh also …http://subaigsingh.com/

  2. Shinda says:

    Be sure to check out Subaig Singh also …http://subaigsingh.com/

  3. Roop Dhillon says:

    Cool…you need to promote him in UK

  4. Roop Dhillon says:

    Cool…you need to promote him in UK

  5. Andrew Singh Kooner looks so amazing in his boxing skills and his story looks like the same as Boxer Amir Khan of UK. Still its good to see that he is doing good and perfect training can make him strong in his boxing career.

  6. Mohsin says:

    Young boxers are very exciting and very sharp in their boxing skills because they have great practices. Those people and boxers are really nice and great http://blog.cappex.com/blog/admissions-advice/top… and they able to fight well in their life.