Vijender Singh set to be back in action with a professional bout in Chhattisgarh

Published:Mar 9, 202409:27
Vijender Singh set to be back in action with a professional bout in Chhattisgarh

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh is all set to headline a professional boxing occasion ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ on the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh in August. That is going to be solely his sixth bout in India.

Vijender, 36, who's at present coaching in Manchester, stated, “I'm extraordinarily grateful to the Chhattisgarh authorities, particularly Hon'ble Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel ji for granting their consent to carry my subsequent skilled bout. It’s a terrific alternative to introduce the game to the individuals of the state. Hopefully, this will encourage a brand new technology of boxers. I stay up for beginning my unbeaten streak once more."

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Vijender, having turned skilled in 2015, was on an unbeaten streak, which was damaged solely in his earlier bout in Goa (skilled report: 12-1; eight knockouts).

“Selling sports activities for the present and subsequent technology is extraordinarily necessary for the state. Having somebody of the stature of Vijender who has made the nation proud on the Olympics will encourage younger athletes all through the state. The dedication that he has proven in the direction of selling sports activities aligns with us,” Baghel stated.

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