Vijender Singh Set For August Return At First Pro Boxing Event In Raipur

Vijender Singh Set For August Return At First Pro Boxing Event In Raipur

Vijender Singh is the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in boxing in 2008 with a bronze.Instagram

Trail Blazer Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be in the ring at the Rumble in the Jungle event in Raipur in August when he returns to action during his sixth professional bout in the country. The 36-year-old, the first Indian to win an Olympic medal with a bronze in boxing in 2008, has a 12-1 record with eight knockouts since becoming a professional in 2015. His last match in Goa.

This will be the first professional boxing event in Raipur organized jointly by the state government of Chhattisgarh.

“This is a great opportunity to introduce the sport to the people of the state and hopefully it can inspire a new generation of boxers,” Vijender Singh said in a statement.

“I am currently training in Manchester and looking forward to resuming my unbeaten series this August,” he added.

Enthusiastic to witness the first professional boxing in the state, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bagheel said: “Promoting sports for the present and the next generation is very important for the state of Chhattisgarh.

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“Being a person of Vijender Singh’s stature who has made the country proud at the Olympics will inspire young athletes across the state,” Bagheel said.

The event, which will include under-card bouts other than Vijender’s pro event, will be held at the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium.

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