Indian wrestler Roshan Mainam aims to become MMA world champion | News of the fight
Hailing from the well-respected Guru Hanuman Akhara of Delhi, Manipur wrestler Roshan Mainam has won three consecutive bouts in a Singapore championship, beating more accomplished fighters from Cambodia, China and Indonesia. Roshan beat Indonesian Aziz Calim via a rear choke during the ONE Championship, the popular Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA), promoting kickboxing and muay thai, according to the Friday weekly Tabla.Also Read – Bipin Rawat Dies in Helicopter Crash: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Lead Sports Brotherhood Tributes to Chief of Defense Staff and 12 Other Martyrs
The 24-year-old Indian is on a mission to prove he is a leading fighter in the star-filled ONE Championship flyweight (61.2kg) since being selected to train for the Evolve Gym in Singapore in November 2018. Read also – Mary Kom supports Special Olympics Bharat
Roshan is primarily a wrestler, having won amateur fights in India. He switched to MMA to get out of poverty, according to the report. Roshan now has a $ 48,000 per year contract with ONE Championship and wants to become the MMA World Champion. âI knew MMA would be exhausting when I came to Singapore,â he said. âBut I love it here after struggling to get a place at Evolve. I have to learn boxing, kicks, strikes and submission wrestling, but I’m not going to give up after getting this far. Also Read – Independence Day 2021: From Milkha Singh To Sachin Tendulkar, A Look At India’s Greatest XI In Sports After Independence
Roshan grew up in a poor family, the second of four children in Thoubal, a small town in Manipur. Growing up, Roshan wanted to become a boxer, like six-time world champion Mary Kom of Manipur. He left wrestling in the village to participate in Guru Hanuman Akhara, which produced top Indian wrestlers such as Satpal Singh and Rajiv Tomar. After that, Roshan worked as a coach in Bangalore, then qualified to train at Evolve in Singapore on nearly a thousand candidates.
Roshan says he will give everything he has. âAll my life I have struggled and learned from it,â he said. âI always had to fight for everything. I’m going to do it this way and become a world champion in MMA.