Singh Named 2023 United Fighter of the Year

Rising super welterweight star Sukhdeep ‘Chakria’ Singh has been named United Boxing Promotions’ 2023 Fighter of the Year.

Singh (Chakar, Punjab) thrashed his opposition across all four of his fights in 2023, scoring two knockout victories and winning all 29 rounds fought across every scorecard.

“Not only did Sukh win all four fights this year, he dominated,” said United President Tyler Buxton. “He made history in Brampton the night he won the IBO Asian Title, and we expect him to be in a massive fight before the end of 2024.”

Singh’s flawless 2023 campaign pushed his professional record of 17-0 (7 KO); the Punjab icon has both cemented himself as a local fan favourite in the GTA and elevated himself into the global conversation entering 2024.

CHAKRIA in 2023

Defeated Victor Ionascu (Jan. 28), Sagar Narwat (May 27), Luis Vidales (Sep. 9) and Yaser Yuksel (Dec. 2)..Claimed the IBO Asia-Pacific Super Welterweight title with an emotionally-charged eighth round stoppage win over Narwat in Brampton…Ended the year with an exclamation mark, stopping Yuksel in just 14 seconds…Shut out Ionascu and Vidales in his two full-distance fights.

Voting for United’s year-end awards took place in mid December, and featured a panel of nine people — including United staff and Ontario boxing media members.