Can Vijender Singh Continue His Unbeaten Run Against Matiouze Royer?

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 | 0


Unbeaten professional boxer Vijender Singh is scheduled for his biggest test when he squares off against French veteran Matiouze Royer at the Copper Box Arena on April 30. The Indian pugilist, who has won all of his four career bouts via stoppages, will look to refute Royer’s experience (14-24-6), when the two square off against each other on the undercard of Hughie Fury versus Fred Kassi.

Vijender, who has an Olympic medal to his name as an amateur, relies on brute power and attacking skills to thump the opponents. Never shy of taking forward strides more often than not, Vijender possesses a completely different style of boxing than Royer, who tends to move backwards and is renowned for his durability, and not for aggression.

That said, the bout promises to be a stern test for both the fighters. While Royer will look to prove a point this time around, Vijender will certainly look to keep his unbeaten run intact ahead of the homecoming in May, where he is slated to trade punches for his first belt. The 30-year-old, however, will feature in May 13 show before exhibiting his skills in front of the local crowd.

Vijender will certainly enter the ring as a slight favorite, but boxing is a game where a single punch can turn things around. And with the experience that his French counterpart possesses, it could well turn out to be a stern challenge for the Indian star.


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Mass Media student from the University of Mumbai. Also, a huge Cricket enthusiast and a Tennis fanatic, with a smattering of other sports.

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