Returning to the pro boxing ring for the first time since his first defeat last year, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will take on West Africa Boxing Union champion Eliasu Sulley of Ghana in Raipur on Wednesday. Live streaming of the bout will be available.
Vijender Singh, an Olympic bronze medallist from Beijing 2008, has a 12-1 win record, including eight knockouts, after turning professional in 2015. His unbeaten streak was ended by Russia's Artysh Lopsan via a technical knockout in Goa in March 2021.
“There was a tiny blip in the last fight but I am gearing up with my team to defeat Eliasu Sulley,” the 36-year-old Vijender Singh said.
“I have been training extensively for this (fight) and it will be the perfect opportunity and place to get back into my winning ways.”
Vijender Singh’s opponent Eliasu Sulley has a 100 percent knockout record and will look to extend his unbeaten streak to nine. Vijender Singh vs Eliasu Sulley will be telecast live in India.
The bout, part of the Jungle Rumble event, will be the first-ever professional boxing event held in Chhattisgarh. It will take place at the Balbir Singh Juneja Stadium. The Vijender Singh vs Eliasu Sulley boxing match starts at 8:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
Vijender Singh has had five fights in India before - two in New Delhi and one each in Mumbai, Jaipur and Goa.
The Jungle Rumble will also feature undercard boxing fights featuring Faizan Anwar, Sachin Nautiyal, Karthik Satish Kumar, Ashish Sharma, Gurpreet Singh and Shaikhom Rebaldo.
Where to watch Vijender Singh vs Eliasu Sulley at The Jungle Rumble live in India?
Vijender Singh’s pro boxing bout at The Jungle Rumble will be telecast live on the Sports18 Khel TV channel in India from 8.30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) onwards. Live streaming will be available on Voot.