Vijender Singh calls out Amir Khan for fight at middleweight after winning US debut

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 | 0

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has called out Pakistan-born Amir Khan for a fight, just days after making a successful debut in the US.

The 2008 Olympic medallist, fighting for the first time in about 18 months, needed just four rounds to stop local boy Mike Snider and extend his unbeaten record to 11-0 (8 KOs).

And although a fight with Khan has failed to materialize in the past, Vijender didn’t mind taking a dig at the former, accusing him of fighting ‘kids’.

Khan was originally scheduled to fight Vijender’s countryman Neeraj Goyat, but an injury to the latter meant he fought and knocked out Australia’s Billy Dib in the fourth round recently.

“I have repeatedly said I am ready at any time, anywhere. But he is picking up kids as opponents,” Vijender was quoted as saying by media reports.

“The latest was Neeraj Goyat, who is very talented but quite young compared to me, but that did not materialise because of Goyat’s injury.

“Let him first stop playing around with kids, then we can have a bout of grown-ups.”

A big reason why the fight has not happened till date is the difference in their weight categories. While Khan mainly fights at welterwight, Vijender is an out-and-out super middleweight.

Vijender has a solution though. He suggests the duo come to a mid-point and fight at middleweight, something Khan had done to trade punches with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

“I can reduce my weight a little and he can increase it and we can agree on a midpoint. He has done it before,” he said.

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