Indian boxer Vijender Singh is on a roll having registered his sixth straight consecutive win after beating Andrzej Soldra in Bolton via a technical knockout in the third round. It was the first time he took part in an eight round bout in his budding professional career. He will now be competing for the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) Asia title belt which was originally going to be held in New Delhi, India on June 11, but has now been postponed by a month due to logistical reasons. His opponent for the title game is yet to be finalized.
Singh is excited by the opportunity to be boxing in front of his home crowd and is very motivated to do well in front of them. Speaking about his next fight at home, Singh said that it will be a huge opportunity for him to step inside the ring in front of his home crowd. The dynamic Indian boxer has stated that even though the title bout has been postponed he has no plans to take a break from his training regiment as he wants to ensure that his body remains in rhythm.
His practice schedule includes one week of practice in India, after which he will shift base to Manchester. Commenting on his schedule, Singh stated that a week in India will coincide with and give him an opportunity to celebrate his wedding anniversary on May 17th. While Singh prefers to practice in India, he has to fly to Manchester as the training facilities are better there.
Singh’s recent win was against the 30 year old Soldra who is a more experienced boxer than Singh and had only lost thrice in his last 16 matches. He had promised a ‘horror show’ and told Singh that he would put an end to his winning streak. However Singh took down Soldra in style but had a lot of respect for his opponent.
In a statement, Vijender said, “He connected better, certainly, but I relied on power. I was looking for that one powerful blow which would knock him off. I managed to strike that in the third round when he lost his balance.”
Singh also talked about his main strength, which is his powerful right jab. He said that he used this intermittently and not in the early stages of a match. He prefers to soften his opponents with various combinations, and wait for a mistake before throwing his powerful knockout punch.