Vijender Singh to compete in the WBO Asia title


Indian boxer Vijender Singh is set to challenge for his maiden professional boxing title when he competes for the WBO Asia belt in June in New Delhi.

Singh is a middleweight boxer and had earned worldwide fame by becoming India’s first Olympic and World Championship medallist at the amateur level. He has shown great form even in the professional arena.

Singh turned professional on June 29th, 2015, as he signed a multi-year agreement with Queensbury Promotions through IOS sports and entertainment. He is henceforth ineligible to participate in the Olympics as he is no longer an amateur.

Since his debut in October of 2015, the 30-year-old from Haryana has won all his three professional contests via knockouts.

His Professional record can be seen below

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His next fight is scheduled for March 12 in Liverpool, England against an opponent yet to be named. “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.

The venue for the WBO Asia belt could be the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, which will be examined by officials on February 22. They will be joined by Queensberry Promotions’ chief Francis Warren.


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