Vijender Singh to participate in WBO Asia belt later this year
India’s Vijender Singh, who has had such a great start to his professional boxing career, will compete at the WBO Asia belt later this year, which is scheduled to be held in Delhi.
Speaking about his participation, the 30-year-old expressed happiness and said that he will look to carry forward his good start to his professional career into that competition as well.
“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 said.
Neerav Tomar, the Managing Director of IOS Boxing Promotions, who promote Vijender in India, said that competition would be the next level for Vijender.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“This will be followed by the Asia title bout in June which will be either 10 or 12 rounds in all,” he added.
When asked as to who Vijender will face, Tomar said it could either be a Chinese or a Korean.
“There will be a series of meetings to decide on who would be his opponent. Most probably, it would either be a Chinese or a Korean,” he said.
Vijender has competed in three professional bouts so far and has won all 3. His fourth bout is scheduled for the 12th of March.