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Vijender Singh to play next bout in pro boxing in November

Vijender Singh, who turned to the American professional circuit in 2015, will be seen in action next in Dubai on November 22 this year.

Vijender Singh to play next bout in pro boxing in November
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 7 Oct 2019 12:56 PM GMT

Olympics bronze-medallist pugilist, Vijender Singh, who turned to the American professional circuit in 2015, will be seen in action next in Dubai on November 22 this year. His opponent is yet to be revealed.

Unbeaten in his 11 bouts so far, Vijender will look to extend his record on a card promoted by Round 10 Boxing and MTK Global, in association with Top Rank, which is his promoter in the USA.

Vijender had prevailed in his US debut fight against Mike Snider this July, claiming the win on Technical Knockout. The boxer is currently training in Manchester with his trainer Lee Beard.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me to showcase my skills and to keep active as I continue my world title quest," Vijender said in a statement.

"I was proud of my last performance back in July, but I was coming off a long layoff. I am rounding into form, and fans are going to see the best version of Vijender Singh when I fight in Dubai," he added.

Vijender had prevailed in his US debut fight against Mike Snider this July
Vijender had prevailed in his US debut fight against Mike Snider this July

To turn out for India in the amateur circuit too?

The Boxing Federation Of India (BFI) has opened doors for professional boxers to participate in the state, national and inter-departmental tournaments earlier this year, and Vijender expressed his interest in returning to play for India again.

The Haryana boxer had shown his interest in trying his luck for the Tokyo Olympics next year and is even eager to play in the National trials.

“I plan to fight one more pro bout this year, and after that, I am ready to participate in the National trials," he had said in an interview this August.

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