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Vijender unfazed despite bout postponement

February 02, 2016 20:56 IST

Vijender Singh

IMAGE: Vijender Singh (right) lands a punch on Samet Hyuseinov during their Middleweight bout at the Manchester Arena on December 19, 2015 in Manchester. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh's fourth professional bout was on Tuesday rescheduled from February 13 to March 12 but the venue of the fight remains the same -- Liverpool.

The reason for rescheduling this fight was an injury to WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan, who will face Derry Mathews on that same night.

The Mathews versus Flanagan showdown will continue to be the headline attraction on the show and the other title fights will also be the same, which are Tommy Langford's defending his WBO  Intercontinental Middleweight title against Lewis Taylor and English Cruiserweight Champion Matty Askin's taking on Lawrence Bennett.

The undercard will feature former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler and Vijender among others.

"It's very unfortunate that my fight on 13th February is rescheduled because of an injury to the contender of title fight. But nevertheless, I am preparing hard and waiting for March 12 when I see my opponent in the ring. I am doing more sparring and physical workout these days and it will help me to prepare myself for more rounds," Vijender said.

Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender made a dream start to his pro career, registering a hat-trick of Knockout wins.

In his first bout, he outclassed Sonny Whiting in October before demolishing Dean Gillen in the first round in November. He made it a hat-trick of victories by knocking out Bulgarian Samet Hyuseinov in less than two rounds in his third professional bout in Manchester in December.

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