Vijender Singh to take on Australian Kerry Hope in Delhi on July 16

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first_imgIndias pro boxing sensation Vijender Singh is all set totake on Australias Kerry Hope at Delhis Thyagaraj Stadium on July 16.The WBO Asia title fight will also be his seventhprofessional bout. The bout was originally scheduled for June 11. However, it was postponed due to logistical issues.The middleweight boxer, who earned worldwide fame bybecoming Indias first Olympic and World Championships medallist at the amateurlevel, has exhibited rampaging form even in the pro arena.Since his first fight in October last year, the Haryanapugilist has won all his six pro bouts via technical knockouts.’HUGE MOMENT FOR ME’ Vijender has been excited abouthis first homecoming fight. A day before his six straight win against Polands AndrzejSoldra last month, Vijender had said he was excited about his fight in India.”I am really looking forward to the India bout, it is going to be a hugemoment for me to step inside the ring in front of my home fans. And that is why I am not going to take any break from training because I want to be at my best,” he said. Riding on his pro boxing success, Vijender hopes to grab aticket for Rio Olympics 2016 following the International Boxing Associationsgreen signal for professional boxers to compete in the Olympics.Vijender is likely to compete in the qualifiers forprofessional boxers which is scheduled to take place next month in Venezuela.But his hopes of qualifying for the 75 kg category rests onanother Indian boxer Vikas Krishnan’s hands. Vijender will head to Rio only ifVikas fails to grab a berth in June’s final qualifier.advertisementlast_img

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