Vijender Singh USA boxing debut postponed after he suffers eye injury in training

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Vijender Singh USA boxing debut postponed after he suffers eye injury in training

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SportsCafe Desk

03/25/2019

Vijender Singh will have to wait for his pro boxing debut on United States circuit after he injured his eyes during a sparring session while training in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old Olympic boxer was scheduled to make his US debut at the Staples Center on April 12 against an undecided opponent.

Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh will have to wait for some more time to make his professional debut in the USA. The bout is scheduled for April 12 and was postponed after he injured himself in the eye during a sparring session in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old was set to make his US debut at the Staples Center on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard. The match was going to be an eight-round contest and his opponent was yet to be decided.

“I got hurt during a sparring session on Friday. My left eye has received two kinds of stitches and doctors have told me they would remove the just the external stitches on coming Friday. I can’t recall the name of the guy I was sparring with but I got hit by his elbow. It is disappointing to be held back by something like this but I believe rab jo karda ae changa hi karda hai (Whatever God does is always for the best). So, I am sure he has a better plan for me,” Vijender told PTI from his training base.

The Haryana pugilist is determined to make his name for himself in the international arena and but is unsure how long it will take for him to recover from his recent setback.

“It is going to take some time. My trainer [Freddie Roach] was furious with the boy who accidentally hit me. But it’s all part of life and I am never the one to sulk. Because apart from this, I am really enjoying training here. I am really looking forward to make a name for myself here.” he added.

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