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Vijender to defend middleweight boxing title on December 17

News 08 Nov 2016, 18:15 IST

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Undefeated Vijender Singh will defend his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title here on December 17, it was announced on Tuesday.

The bout will be held at the Thyagaraj Stadium. Vijender boasts a record of seven straight wins with six knockouts, according to a release.

His opponent will be named at a later date. Several top Indian boxers will also make their pro-boxing debut on December 17 and their identity will also be disclosed later.

Commenting on his next fight, Vijender Singh said, "I have been in Manchester for the last two months, training hard for my next fight. My trainer has been giving me high intensity training sessions, which has made my punches more powerful than before.

"I am ready to fight anybody as suggested by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO). I am confident that I will be able to defend my title with as much pride as I won it. I am looking forward to December 17 and hope to repeat history."



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