Sukhdeep Singh Bhatti

The Beginning: For Love of Boxing

Boxing has been a foundational part of his life since Sukhdeep was 13. As the story goes, he used to hang about the yard of the Sher-E Punjab Sports Academy watching as a bystander.

Until, that is, the day that a confrontation with one of the Academy’s boxers led to a critical decision: leave the Academy grounds for good, or join the Academy and learn how to settle disputes in a professional manner.

Over the next few years, Sukhdeep learned how to channel and control his innate ‘fighter’ into a professional. Along the way, he has emerged as a leader to the community, encouraging other young people to do the same, to conduct themselves respectfully within the boundaries of the sport.

Sukhdeep “Chakria” Singh Bhatti

Middleweight

13-0 

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

The art and my will to fight is drawn from a rich Sikh lineage of warriors, generals and martyrs that lead our people through what otherwise would have meant extinction.
– Sukhdeep Singh Chakria