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Thrilled to fight in London: Vijender

By The Assam Tribune
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LONDON, Oct 15: Pumped up for his second bout after a knockout professional debut, Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he is all set to deliver another explosive performance in his London debut on October 30 against a yet-to-be-named opponent at the Harrow Leisure Centre.

The middleweight pugilist hammered local favourite Sonny Whiting to score Technical Knockout in three rounds with a devastating display of power punching in the debut fight.

Now the 2008 Olympic bronze-medallist heads to the British capital as he sets out on the road to become India�s first ever professional world boxing champion.

�I�m thrilled to be fighting in London as a professional for the first time and I can�t wait to meet with my fans in the south and give them some big-fight action,� said Vijender.

�Winning on last Saturday was a very big moment for me, I had my whole country watching me on TV, even the though they weren�t there it felt like they were and I knew that I had to give them something special and I did.�

Vijender said he has got lot of support from fans both in India and the UK.

�I�ve been overwhelmed with messages from fans congratulating me on the win... London is probably the most �happening� place in the world, there is a big buzz and magnetism in the city with sport and entertainment, the history and culture, so I can�t wait to bring more excitement when I fight there,� he said.

�I have fantastic memories of when I boxed in London at the Olympics representing India as the captain of the boxing team and it was an amazing spectacle and occasion,� he added.

Vijender will feature on an action packed card headlined by hard-hitting WBO European Champion Jamie Cox who makes the first defence of his title.

Light-heavyweight Tom Baker from Chingford features in the chief-supporting contest against Margate�s Jack Morris for the Vacant Southern Area Light-Heavyweight Championship. � PTI

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Thrilled to fight in London: Vijender

LONDON, Oct 15: Pumped up for his second bout after a knockout professional debut, Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he is all set to deliver another explosive performance in his London debut on October 30 against a yet-to-be-named opponent at the Harrow Leisure Centre.

The middleweight pugilist hammered local favourite Sonny Whiting to score Technical Knockout in three rounds with a devastating display of power punching in the debut fight.

Now the 2008 Olympic bronze-medallist heads to the British capital as he sets out on the road to become India�s first ever professional world boxing champion.

�I�m thrilled to be fighting in London as a professional for the first time and I can�t wait to meet with my fans in the south and give them some big-fight action,� said Vijender.

�Winning on last Saturday was a very big moment for me, I had my whole country watching me on TV, even the though they weren�t there it felt like they were and I knew that I had to give them something special and I did.�

Vijender said he has got lot of support from fans both in India and the UK.

�I�ve been overwhelmed with messages from fans congratulating me on the win... London is probably the most �happening� place in the world, there is a big buzz and magnetism in the city with sport and entertainment, the history and culture, so I can�t wait to bring more excitement when I fight there,� he said.

�I have fantastic memories of when I boxed in London at the Olympics representing India as the captain of the boxing team and it was an amazing spectacle and occasion,� he added.

Vijender will feature on an action packed card headlined by hard-hitting WBO European Champion Jamie Cox who makes the first defence of his title.

Light-heavyweight Tom Baker from Chingford features in the chief-supporting contest against Margate�s Jack Morris for the Vacant Southern Area Light-Heavyweight Championship. � PTI

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