Auckland, August 2, 2020
A teenager from East Auckland became the first Sikh amateur to win in the Auckland Boxing Association (ABA) Tournament held at the ABA Stadium, Eden Terrace on July 11, 2020.
Haransh Singh (16), a Year 12 student at Pakuranga College, is also the first Sikh Boxer to be signed by Revills Gym and ABA. He participated in the 65 Kgs category.
“I am grateful to my Coaches at Revills Boxing Gym, particularly Lance Revill. My win is due to their excellent efforts, guidance and support,” Haransh said.
ABA is the principal Boxing organisation in Auckland for amateur boxing.
Haransh moved to New Zealand two years ago with his family comprising his parents and younger brother Ridhwan Deep Singh. He has shown interest in athletics since his formative years in in India, and has participated in 400 meters at school events.
Haransh has been training for past one year in Auckland under the guidance of Lance Revill, a Commonwealth Medal Winner and former President, New Zealand Professional Boxing Association. His idol is Mohammad Ali and his goal is to participate and win in the Nationals next year and qualify for Commonwealth Games.