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Vijender Singh's next bout scheduled for 13th Feb, opponent not decided yet

Abhishek Jain
3.16K   //    04 Jan 2016, 16:45 IST
Vijender Singh
Vijender Singh has won all his previous three bouts in under three rounds via knockouts

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh’s fourth bout has been scheduled to take place in Liverpool on 13th February 2016, however, the opponent has not been decided yet. The former Olympic Bronze medalist will be returning to Liverpool on January 4th in order to keep himself match-fit for the all-important 8-round bout in a month’s time.

The Haryana-based boxer has won all his previous three bouts in a remarkable fashion via knockouts, and most interestingly all have come in under the first three rounds of the match.

“It saves me effort, the longer the bout, more the effort!”

He said, “The next fight is on February 13, the opponent is not known yet but I continue to train regularly. Right now I am looking for a gym to do the routine for today. It’s New Year’s eve so gyms seem to be closed because I guess people want to party. But I will request somebody to let me in for some time.”

“Isn’t it thrilling? It’s like blink and you miss it, it’s fun to fight like that. It saves me effort, the longer the bout, more the effort. Who would want to drag things? I give so much in my training that it’s good that the actual contest doesn’t last long.”

“I am always looking to finish things off early”

Since turning professional last year, Vijender has faced opponents who usually take the way of trash-talking to their opponent in order to reduce their morale level, but eventually all of them needed to be rescued by the match referee when faced with Vijender’s onslaught in the ring. 

He added, “It’s actually great for me that these guys speak so much before the bout and then I thrash them inside the ring. I am always looking to finish things off early, so I am glad I face opponents who talk a lot but eventually come a cropper in the actual fight.”

Vijender seems to be happy with the quality of feedback he’s getting in the United Kingdom and concluded, “The feedback there has been very honest. I get criticised by fellow boxers when they feel that I have gone wrong somewhere. And it has helped me adapt well.”

The 30-year old boxer bid adieu to his amateur career by turning professional as he signed a multi-year agreement with Queensberry Promotions through IOS Sports and Entertainment in June 2015. As he signed this contract, he was no longer eligible to represent his nation at the international stage.

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