When it comes to sports in India, cricket dominates the headlines and very little attention is paid to other sports. One person who has been continuously making news is boxer Vijender Singh who has not only given the country something else to focus on other than cricket but is also inspiring a lot of young boxers in the country.
The 30 year old Vijender Singh is so far undefeated in his professional career having recently won his bout against Alexander Horvath from Hungary when they fought at the Liverpool Echo Arena on the 12th of March. The match was a 6 round bout but Singh dominated the Hungarian boxed with quick left jabs and fancy footwork. The referee called an end to the fight in the third round after the Hungarian boxer injured his right arm, giving Singh his fourth professional victory.
Singh has confirmed that he will fight once again London in April and this time around it will be an 8 round bout. There is a large population of Indians in London and many of them are expected to turnout at Harrow. The main fight at this event will be the match between Nav Mansouri from Rotherham who will take on the British commonwealth and super-welterweight champion Liam Williams.
Singh is scheduled to fight in April and then again in May before going back to India for his championship match which takes place in June. If Singh continues his impressive form and remains unbeaten in his next two matches, it will help to generate significant attention from the media back home and draw a sell-out crowd for his championship match. However Singh is not concentrating on the championship fight but rather on his next match at Harrow.
Singh has captured the attention of many fans back in India not only due to his unblemished record but also because of his personality. He wasn’t shy of reminding fans that he took out Horvath in just three rounds and warned his next opponent that he was going to be in deep trouble when he stepped into the ring with him.
In a statement, Singh said “London here I come! I can’t wait to fight at Harrow and show the London fans just what Vijender Singh is all about. I’ve fought around the country in Manchester, Dublin and Liverpool. I have started working hard for my fifth fight which is just two weeks away and aiming at fifth knockout-win in a row.”