IOS signs up Olympian boxer Akhil

Updated: 23 November 2009 15:13 IST

Beijing Olympics quarterfinalist and World Cup bronze medallist boxer Akhil Kumar has signed up with sports management firm Infinity Optimal Solutions.

IOS signs up Olympian boxer Akhil

New Delhi :

Beijing Olympics quarterfinalist and World Cup bronze medallist boxer Akhil Kumar has signed up with sports management firm Infinity Optimal Solutions.

"Infinity Optimal Solutions, India's leading Sports and Leisure Management Company has embarked upon a new venture by signing up two new faces from the boxing fraternity, Akhil Kumar amateur boxer and Pradeep Singh (75kg) India's only professional boxer," IOS, which had lost Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh to Percept Sports Management some weeks ago, said in a statement.

IOS will coordinate the duo's endorsements, media activities, rights and brand management.

"I am happy to be associated with IOS which has helped boxing grow in India over the years. IOS would be looking after my commercial interest and I feel that being with the experts will help me grow more," said Akhil, who is currently in South Africa undergoing rehabilitation for an injured wrist.

"It's a privilege to be associated with IOS. We share a common passion which is boxing. The company is bringing boxing to the homes of every Indians. I am glad to be the part of such an organization which is reaching out to promote boxing," added Pradeep.

Hailing from Haryana, Pradeep was picked by a visiting Australian scout and taken to Australia, where he has been fighting in the professional circuit.

"We are happy to announce our association with Pradeep and Akhil. Both have huge potential in their respective discipline and passion, as we share for giving people the best in both amateur and professional boxing. We would be working towards positioning athletes as brands and target the right groups for endorsement, rights and licenses," said IOS CEO Neerav Tomar.

Topics : Boxing
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