Pro Boxing: Vijender Singh Says Yes to Amir Khan’s Challenge for Bout in India

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | 0


Responding to British star Amir Khan’s challenge for a potential fight in the future, Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh accepted the offer as he believes that the fight would give an impetus to the sport in India.

“I accept the challenge of Amir Khan and I am sure this fight will be a big boost to boxing in our country,” the 30-year-old Vijender was quoted as per saying by Sportstar.

The fact that the two box in different weight categories, however, acts as a stumbling block to their potential clash. While Vijender competes in super middleweight (160 lbs) division, Khan recently moved up the weights to middleweight division (160).

“As we both fight in different weight categories so will have to see whether Amir gains or I have to lose weight,” he mentioned on the subject matter.

Another constrain to their potential clash is the difference of experience which could bother their promoters. While Khan is a veteran of 34 matches (31-3), Vijender is just four-bout old (4-0).

But, Vijender feels that he should be ready for a bout with Khan in a year or so. “It might take me just one more year when I will be ready to fight against Amir Khan,” he said.

“I am sure this fight will attract international limelight and attention.”




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