Vijender Singh to return to professional boxing in March

Unbeaten in 12 professional bouts, Vijender Singh is set to fight his fifth match in India.

By Ubaid Parkar
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Out of action for well over a year due to COVID, amateur-turned-professional Indian boxer Vijender Singh will return to competitive boxing next month.

An Olympic bronze medallist from Beijing 2008, Vijender Singh switched to professional boxing in 2015 where he enjoys an unbeaten streak of 12-0 (8 knockout wins).

His 13th match will be held in India. The venue and opponent will known in due course. Vijender has had four fights in India before -- two in New Delhi and one each in Mumbai and Jaipur.

“A group of young and talented boxers will also go head-to-head as undercards for the fight,” Vijender’s promoters IOS Boxing Promotions said in a statement.

Vijender Singh is the reigning WBO Oriental and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion. His last fight was against Charles Adamu of Ghana, an Olympian from Sydney 2000, in Dubai in November 2019.

“I am really excited to return to the ring,” the 35-year-old Vijender Singh said. “I am pumped up and eager as ever to enter the ring again and have been training hard to keep myself fit for the bout. 

“The opponent doesn't really matter as I am focused to extend my unbeaten streak,” Vijender added.