Indian professional boxer and former Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh is set to return to action in August and will be headlining a boxing event in Chattishgarh billed as “Rumble In The Jungle”.
Singh, who is India’s first Olympic medal winner, turned pro in 2015 and currently has a pro record of 12-1 (8KOs). He suffered his maiden career loss in his last boxing appearnace, against Russia’s Artysh Lopsan via 5th round TKO on 19th March last year at the Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa, which also featured Pro Panja League Mega Matches-2 on the fight card.
The 36-year-old, who has clinched world championhips such as WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental super-middleweight titles, is currently undergoing training in Manchester and will fight in the main event of “Rumble In The Jungle”, which is being organized with aid from the Government of Chhattisgarh and will take place at the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur.
“I am extremely thankful to the Chhattisgarh government, especially Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel ji for granting their consent to hold my next professional bout,” said Singh, “It’s a great opportunity to introduce the sport to the people of the state. Hopefully, this can inspire a new generation of boxers. I look forward to starting my unbeaten streak again.”
“Promoting sports for the current and next generation is extremely important for the state. Having someone of the stature of Vijender who has made the country proud at the Olympics will inspire young athletes throughout the state. The dedication that he has shown towards promoting sports aligns with us,” said Chhattisgarh CM Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.
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