New Delhi, Dec 31: Upcoming star Parveen Ra has vowed to defeat Olympic double medallist Sushil Kumar and Uzbekistan star Bekzod Abdurakhmonov in the upcoming Pro Wrestling League (PWL) for his cancer-stricken mother. Ra will represent Veer Maratha in the PWL, while Sushil and Bekzod will compete for Delhi Sultans and UP Dangal respectively.
Ra has been fired up by his loss to Sushil during the trials for the Commonwealth and Asian Games. and even more so by the ugly scuffles after the bitter bout.
"My mother is fighting against cancer right now. It's in the third stage but more that she was really hurt to hear about the way I was attacked immediately after the bout," Ra said in a statement on Sunday.
"I am going to step into the PWL with her in mind, to avenge my unfair defeat," he added.
He even claimed that he hadn't lost the bout. "I felt that the scoring was biased, that the bout wasn't judged properly. But that is in the past. I am only concerned about beating Sushil in the ring now," Ra said.
The Harya grappler insisted that he didn't want to think too much about the incidents after they stepped out of the mat. IANS