The much anticipated American debut of Indian boxing superstar Vijender Singh has been set. He will fight at the Staples Center on April 12th on the undercard of Pound-for-pound top Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla.
It will be an eight-round contest and his opponent is yet to be announced. He is currently training under legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach who has trained legends like Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao etc.
“I am thrilled to start my training under such a legendary figure in world boxing,” Singh said. “It’s a great honour for me to train with Freddie, who has already trained the likes of so many world champion boxers. Professional boxing in the United States is of the highest level, and I believe Freddie is the right guy to bring the best out of me. I look forward to showing the boxing fans a new and improved Vijender Singh. I know that with Freddie’s guidance, I can become a world champion.”
“I believe Vijender has the talent and the dedication to become a world champion,” Roach said. “He has a great amateur background, a style that will give any super middleweight in the world problems, and power in both hands.”
Legendary promoter Bob Arum said that Vijender will become a major star in the United States. He is already a massive superstar in India, having fought in three sold-out venues here and also has a Bollywood movie to his name.
“Vijender represents the most populous country in the world,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “We believe that with Freddie in his corner, Vijender will become a major star and open up the great country of India to boxing.”
Singh last fought against Ernest Amuzu of Ghana back in December of 2017 where he won via unanimous decision.