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The star wrestler of India Bajrang Punia is going to walk his way to iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. With this golden opportunity, the 25-year-old young talent has become the first-ever Indian in the history of wrestling who will participate in New York fight night like “Grapple at the Garden – Beat the Streets”. The fight organised by the sports governing body, USA Wrestling is scheduled to take place on May 6, 2019.

The ace wrestler, Punia said on this overwhelming moment, “I still can’t believe that a wrestler from a small village in Haryana has got the opportunity to fight on such a big stage. This will be a different experience altogether. I am happy and nervous at the same time”. Madison square garden has been counted in one of the biggest arenas of the world and this international exposure will surely open the new doors for Punia to become world-class wrestler.

Apart from world champion Bajrang Punia, the grand event will also feature 2016 Rio Olympics gold medallist Kyle Snyder as well as 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Jordan Burroughs. Interestingly, both the players belong to United States.

Besides showcasing the sporting events, the event had also witnessed the entertaining performances by world’s no.1 artists including Frank Sinatra, Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bryan Adams, Ozzy Osbourne, Carlos Santana, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson earlier in the past.

Earlier in this week, the Indian made the country proud in 2019 Asian Wrestling Championship where he clinched the gold medal after beating Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov by 12-7  in 65 kg men’s freestyle wrestling category. Moreover, Punia had won the gold medal in 2018 Asian Games and later in that year he registered one more gold on his name in Commonwealth games.