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Vijender Singh to return to action in August, star boxer to headline pro boxing event in Chattisgarh


Vijender Singh, who has a 12-1 record in pro boxing, will headline a pro boxing event in Raipur, Chhattisgarh in August.

Vijender Singh will be look to add to his impressive pro boxing record of 12-1 (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vijender Singh returns to pro boxing action for the first time since 2021
  • Vijender has a 12-1 record in pro boxing
  • His unbeaten ended in Goa last year

India’s boxing superstar Vijender Singh will return to competitive action in August in the “Rumble in the Jungle” event in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The 36-year-old returns to action for the first time since losing to Russia’s Artysh Lopsan in Goa last year.

Vijender Singh has a record of 12-1 in professional boxing after he turned pro in 2015. The envious record includes 8 knockouts but his 12-match unbeaten run came to an end last year in the “Battle in the Ship” event in Goa.

Organised in association with the state government of Chhattisgharh, this will be the first professional boxing event in Raipur, according to PTI.

The event will be held at the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium and it will be headlined by Vijender Singh on the main card. There will be several other undercard bouts also during the event. Vijender’s opponent is yet to be decided.

“It’s a great opportunity to introduce the sport to the people of the state and hopefully, this can inspire a new generation of boxers,” Vijender Singh said on Tuesday.

“I am currently training in Manchester and look forward to starting my unbeaten streak again this August,” he added.

Excited to witness the first professional boxing in the state, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said: “Promoting sports for the current and next generation is extremely important for the state of Chhattisgarh. Having someone of the stature of Vijender Singh who has made the country proud at the Olympics will inspire young athletes throughout the state.”

Vijender has been one of the icons of Indian sport ever since he became the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal in 2008.



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