Vijender Singh to defend WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Superweight title against African Champion Ernest Amuzu
What's the story?
India's pro-boxer Vijender Singh is all set to get back into action when he faces off against Ghana's Ernest Amuzu later on this month on the 23rd of December to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Superweight titles.
In case you didn't know
Vijender will be back in action after a long layoff, having emerged victorious in August when he beat China's top-ranked boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali to claim the WBO Oriental title in the battle which was billed as "Battleground Asia".
Heart of the Matter
Unbeaten in nine fights so far, the Haryana-born boxer will fight Ernest Amuzu in a bid to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles and extend his winning streak to ten matches in a row.
Scheduled to fight in Jaipur, Vijender expressed his excitement at fighting his 10th bout in the Pink City and said, "I am really excited on having my 10th fight in India in the Pink City of Jaipur. I am training hard in the ring for the last two months and still have three weeks to go for my next fight, so looking forward to winning the third title fight in a row," he said.
His opponent, Ghana's Ernest Amuzu enjoys a good record in the pro boxing circuit and with 23 wins from 26 fights, he is sure to provide a stiff challenge to Vijender.
In light of the fight, the West-African exuded high confidence by saying, "So far Vijender has not faced any tough and experienced opponent like me, I am sure that after facing me in the ring he will realise how tough pro boxing is."
He also said, "I am ready and fully prepared to defeat Vijender Singh in the early 3-4 rounds Knockout win."
Vijender, on the other hand, said, "I am sure it will be an exciting fight night for the people of Jaipur and I am confident that sports fans will come out in large number to support me when I compete for my third title fight."
Vijender Singh and Ernest Amuzu will go head to head on the 10th of December 2017 in Jaipur for the WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Superweight titles.
While Vijender is on a scintillating run and will be high on confidence with nine wins from his last nine encounters, the fact that he has not faced the West African yet, it would be interesting to see what the outcome of this match will turn out to be.