Even though he had not participated in a professional fight for more than three years, the wrestler chose a 'last man standing' fight to mark his return.
Indian wrestler Sangram Singh made the country proud by defeating Canada's Joe Legend at the recently held Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship at the Nelson Bay stadium in South Africa.
Indian wrestler Sangram Singh was on Sunday night crowned the 'Undisputed' Champion at the WWP Common Wealth Wrestling Championship after enduring a near death situation in a battle against the Canadian wrestler, Joe Legend at the Nelson Mandela Ground in South Africa on Saturday.
Singh, who had made his return to the professional circuit after 3 years, had signed the death contract, the first of its kind to be signed by any wrestler, which clearly absolved the organizers of any eventual fatality from the match. An emotional and overwhelmed Sangram sent the below message on Twitter:
The championship belt, which weighs around five kgs with all the six nation's flags badged on it, was presented to Sangram after he won the fight.
The last time when Sangram participated in the wrestling tournament he nearly lost his life.
Says the triumphant wrestler, "I did this big fight after almost four years due to injuries during the last fight when I got fractures in my shoulder, nose and jaw during the last fight."
"This was a remarkable moment for me and a matter of great honor for the nation that had pinned all its hopes on me. I have put in a lot of hard work and training and it gives me pride that all these days of toiling and sweating it out during the practice sessions have finally paid off. I would like to thank my coach, Pandit Satvirji, my family and my friends, without whom this victory would not be possible." said Sangram after his win.