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Vijender to face Gillen in 2nd pro bout

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LONDON, Oct 20: After a knockout debut, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will face Englishman Dean Gillen in his second professional bout and the part-time firefighter has promised to be a �dangerous opponent� in the bout scheduled for October 30 here.

Vijender made an immediate impact in his professional debut this month when he destroyed Sonny Whiting in three rounds at the Manchester Arena.

The 29-year-old, who will be celebrating his birthday a day before his second fight, will face Nottingham�s Gillen over four rounds as he looks to claim the record of his first unbeaten pro-fighter.

Gillen made his pro debut in May this year with a points win over Shaun White and followed that up in September with a points win over Lewis Van Poetsch. The fight between Vijender and Gillen also represents a Battle of the Badges, with the Indian being a deputy superintendent of police in Haryana and Gillen a firefighter serving in Nottingham. As an amateur, Gillen�s highlight was to win the 2013 World Police and Fire Fighter Games in Belfast where he knocked out all of his opponents to claim the gold and now he aims to extinguish Singh�s fire in the ring. � PTI

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Vijender to face Gillen in 2nd pro bout

LONDON, Oct 20: After a knockout debut, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will face Englishman Dean Gillen in his second professional bout and the part-time firefighter has promised to be a �dangerous opponent� in the bout scheduled for October 30 here.

Vijender made an immediate impact in his professional debut this month when he destroyed Sonny Whiting in three rounds at the Manchester Arena.

The 29-year-old, who will be celebrating his birthday a day before his second fight, will face Nottingham�s Gillen over four rounds as he looks to claim the record of his first unbeaten pro-fighter.

Gillen made his pro debut in May this year with a points win over Shaun White and followed that up in September with a points win over Lewis Van Poetsch. The fight between Vijender and Gillen also represents a Battle of the Badges, with the Indian being a deputy superintendent of police in Haryana and Gillen a firefighter serving in Nottingham. As an amateur, Gillen�s highlight was to win the 2013 World Police and Fire Fighter Games in Belfast where he knocked out all of his opponents to claim the gold and now he aims to extinguish Singh�s fire in the ring. � PTI

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