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Indian pro boxer Vijender Singh meets Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag

680   //    05 Jan 2016, 15:05 IST
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Vijender met India’s COAS Dalbir Singh Suhag at his residence

Boxer Vijender Singh, who turned pro in 2015 and has taken victory in each of the three bouts he has been in so far, met India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, at the latter’s official residence in the capital, New Delhi today.

In a statement released to the public, Vijender said it had been an “honour” for him to meet the Chief of Army Staff.

“ He is very fond of boxing, he told me that he is following my career from the days I started amateur boxing. I am happy that he is also following my professional bouts. He appreciated my decision for turning professional and winning three consecutive bouts. I would like to thank him for the felicitation and it’s a big motivation for me getting honoured from the Chief of Army Staff.”

Vijender is now up for his next bout in Liverpool on the 13th of February, but his opponent has not yet been decided. The recently-turned-pro boxer has so far fought Britons Sonny Whiting and Dean Gillen, and most recently defeated Bulgaria’s Samet Hyuseinov by technical knock-out.

The boxer posted to his Facebook page saying it was a “pleasure” to meet Singh.

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