Vijender Singh to fight for Asia boxing title in Delhi

Vijender Singh to fight for Asia boxing title in Delhi

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Olympic and World Boxing Championships medallist Vijender Singh will gun for his maiden title in the professional circuit in June, when he fights for the WBO Asia title in front of his home crowd in Delhi. The 30-year old from Haryana has won all his three previous pro bouts via knockouts.

Vijender made his pro-boxing debut in October last year and has been on an unbeaten run, defeating Sonny Whiting, Dean Gillen and Samet Hyuseinov via knockouts. The pugilist will be next in action on March 12 in Liverpool, named.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Vijender will fight for his maiden title in June in the form of WBO Asia title, reported PTI.

“I am already excited. My first title fight, that too in front of my own people, in my own country. It cannot get better than this. I have no idea who my opponent is going to be but I am sure I will carry on the way I have so far,” Vijender told PTI from Manchester where he is currently training for the March 12 showpiece.

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Although the venue for the fight is yet to be confirmed, it is likely to be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi, which will be examined by WBO officials on February 22.

“It’s the next level for him. He will fight for the WBO Asia title in June and a team of WBO officials will recce for venues in Delhi. The first venue to be checked out will be the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium,” Vijender’s India promoters, IOS Boxing Promotions’ MD Neerav Tomar said.

Neerav Tomar also said that Vijender’s opponent could be from China or Korea and it could last eight to ten rounds.

“For the time being, Vijender will continue to train and fight in the UK. After his March 12 bout, which will be of six rounds, Vijender will fight two more bouts in April and possibly beginning of May. These two bouts will be eight-round affairs,” Tomar said.

“This will be followed by the Asia title bout in June which will be either 10 or 12 rounds in all,” he explained.

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