Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will make his highly anticipated professional boxing debut on October 10th in the Manchester Arena against an opponent who is yet to be announced. Vijender Singh will be fighting in the middleweight category in a four-round bout.

“I’m so excited to be making my professional debut at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, 10th October and to show that India is the new force in professional boxing. Thanks to Francis and everybody at Queensberry Promotions (his co-promoters) for the very warm welcome and I can’t wait for my fight to be televised on BoxNation,” Vijender said.

Since announcing his decision to go professional in July, Vijender has been training in Manchester with renowned trained Lee Beard, who is also training other prominent boxers like Jack Catterall and Adrian Gonzalez.

“Training now as a professional is totally different to my amateur regime and I’m loving the training with Lee Beard who has taught me so much in a short space of time.

“We are working great together and now I want to put into practice what I have learnt. I’m still learning all the time and there will be plenty to come from me. I believe that this is going to be a very exciting time,” added Vijender.

The 29-year old from Haryana will begin his much awaited professional debut in a double world title show which is headlined by the match between Terry Flanagan and Diego Magdaleno, with the former defending his WBO World Lightweight title.

Vijender Singh became a well recognized national icon when he won the Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics for India. His other medals include the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, silver medal at both the 2006 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and bronze medals at the 2006 Asian Games, 2009 World Championships and also at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Vijender Singh
Credits : AFP

Since turning pro, Vijender Singh has signed with Queensbury Promotions in England. A statement by them said –

“All-action Vijender Singh’s first fight will be over four rounds in the middleweight division, against an opponent to be confirmed shortly. Singh will be competing in one of the hottest weight classes in world boxing with elite fighters Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders all campaigning at 160lbs and he aims to be in their position one day,”

Vijender’s pro-debut was earlier delayed due to small row between Queensbury and his employers in India, the Haryana Police. But, the latter have finally given their approval for the boxer to go ahead and achieve glory.

(Image Credits : Reuters)

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