Vijender Singh Calling Me For a Fight Disrespectful, Says Boxer Amir Khan

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | 0
Khan (L) feels he is a couple of levels above Vijender (credits: frankwarrenpromotions)

Khan (L) feels he is a couple of levels above Vijender (credits: frankwarrenpromotions)

Former unified WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight champion Amir Khan has touted Vijender Singh’s call for a fight as “a little disrespectful.”

Khan (31-4, 19 KOs), who has his roots from Pakistan, was challenged for a fight by India’s Vijender Singh (7-0, 6 KOs) after the latter won the WBC Asia-Pacific super middleweight title recently.

But, the 29-year-old Khan believes that Vijender is nowhere around his level as yet.  “I think, I am couple of level above Vijender,” he told Geo TV.

He continued: “I am a better fighter, I am more experienced and I am world champion while he is not at the world level yet and he called me for a fight to be fought which I thought was a little disrespectful, but it is okay, as boxing is a business and sometimes people want to fancy their chances.”

Despite this, ‘King’ Khan insists that the bout could take place in the future. “It could happen, there is so much talk about this fight, all over India people are talking about it. There is a lot of talk about him and me fighting one day. It will be a great match.”

Interestingly, both Vijender and Khan started off their careers as amateurs and tasted immense success before turning pro. While Khan, representing Great Britain, won the silver medal at 2004 Athens Games, Vijender took bronze in Beijing 2008.



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