Indian amateur standout Mandeep Jangra emerged successfully from his professional debut, and he outclassed the game Luciano Ramos to win via a unanimous decision.
Ramos came out swinging early, providing a brief scare for Jangra in the early stages, but Jangra, the 2014 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist found his rhythm in the second round, as he used good movement on the outside to find holes in the defense of his awkward Argentinian opponent.
As the fight progressed, Jangra showed why he was such a highly-touted amateur star, as he controlled the range, working well off his jab and walking his opponent down on multiple occasions.
This theme continued in the later rounds as Jangra landed some good body shots sending his opponent into survival mode. ‘MJ’ displayed a superior work rate throughout, which was reflected in the judges scorecards as he was awarded a unanimous decision victory.
Jangra discussed his professional debut victory. The Indian lightweight said, “I want to thank my team at Pro Box Promotions, my family, and all of my supporters in India for this victory. Without the support of you, all this victory would not be possible.
“I want to thank the team at Pro Box Promotions, Garry Jonas, my coaches Marc Farrait, Asa Beard and Rafael Farrait for getting me ready and getting me this opportunity. I am very thankful to be able to fight as a professional with this team.
“I am happy I won the fight and I learned a lot in the fight about professional boxing. I showed that I have skills and heart and you need to have those two things to be successful and win fights. I believe I am going to get better as my fights progress and I am excited about the future in professional boxing.”