Kaur Singh, Indian Wrestler, who fought Muhammad Ali in exhibition match, dies at 74

by Monita Sharma

Kaur Singh, an Indian boxer who won a gold medal at the Asian Games and had the opportunity to fight against the legendary Muhammad Ali in an exhibition match, passed away on Thursday at a hospital in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The 74-year-old had been undergoing treatment for various health complications.

Kaur Singh was born on February 15, 1949, in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district. He began his boxing career in the Indian Army and eventually represented India at the 1982 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he reached the quarterfinals. Kaur Singh was also a gold medallist at the 1984 New Delhi Asian Games.

In 1980, Kaur Singh was chosen to fight against Muhammad Ali in an exhibition match in New Delhi. Although he lost the match, it was a significant moment in his career and a testament to his talent as a boxer.

After retiring from boxing, Kaur Singh worked as a coach and mentor for young boxers in his community. His contributions to the sport of boxing in India will be remembered and cherished.

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