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Vijender set to return to the ring next month

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
February 22, 2021 14:15 IST
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IMAGE: Vijender Singh, the reigning WBO Oriental and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion, has not competed since beating Ghana's Charles Adamu in Dubai to claim his 12th successive win in November 2019. Photograph: BCCI

Unbeaten Indian professional boxing star Vijender Singh will be back in action next month after more than a year long hiatus forced by COVID-19, his promoters announced on Monday, promising to unveil his opponent soon.

 

The fight will take place in India but the dates and venue are yet to be decided.

"While the promoters finalise on the opponent, date and venue, Vijender Singh will certainly be in action this March with an aim to extend his unbeaten streak 12-0 (8 knockout wins) in professional boxing," his promoters IOS Boxing Promotions said in a statement.

"A group of young and talented boxers will also go head-to-head as undercards for the fight."

Vijender, the reigning WBO Oriental and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion, has not competed since beating Ghana's former Commonwealth Champion Charles Adamu in Dubai to claim his 12th successive win in November 2019.

This will be Vijender's fifth fight in India, following successes in New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.  

The Indian is undergoing rigorous training for the past one month and is raring to go.   

"I am really excited to return to the ring. I am pumped up and eager as ever to enter the ring again and have been training hard to keep myself fit for the bout. The opponent doesn't really matter as I am focused to extend my unbeaten streak," he said.

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