Unbeaten Vijender Singh ‘Excited’ for Homecoming Title Bout

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 | 0

Indian boxing superstar Vijender Singh (6-0, 6KOs) is keyed up for his homecoming as he prepares to vie for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title. He will trade punches with Australia’s Kerry Hope (23-7, 2 KOs) in New Delhi on July 16.

Vijender, who shot to fame after winning the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as an amateur, made his professional debut last year. Ever since, he has gone on to stop all of his six opponents so far with aggregate experience of 17 rounds.

But, the 30-year-old insists that he’s still a learner of the game. “It’s almost a year, I have learned a lot. I’m still learning because amateur style and pro is totally different. There are some many things I am working on: my footwork, skills, defence,” he said.

Vijender added that the fact that he hasn’t fought in front of the home crowd since a while makes it even more exciting for the fans around. “(I’m) totally excited,” he continued. “This is going to be the first fight in India on a big level.

“Lots of fans are excited because the last time I fought in India was at Commonwealth Games in 2010 (he won bronze there). So, it’s (been) almost six years. So, it’s going to be a great night on July 16.”

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