Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will make his debut in the US on April 12 against a yet-to-be-decided opponent the bout will take place at the Staples Center on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard. It will be an eight-round contest and his opponent will be announced later.
It was only last week that it was touted that Vijender Singh would be fighting the week after on the Amir Khan undercard, but today’s confirmation has seen that ruled out by Vijender’s India promoters IOS Boxing Promotions.
Vijender has based himself in LA at the ‘The Wild Card Boxing Club’ under the tutorship of legendary boxing coach Freddy Roach.
Vijender’s April 12 bout will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports and ESPN in the US.
Talking about working with Freddy Roach Vajinder stated “I am thrilled to start my training under such a legendary figure in world boxing,”
“Professional boxing in United States is of the highest level, and I believe Freddie is the right guy to bring the best out of me. I look forward to showing the boxing fans a new and improved Vijender Singh,” he added.
Roach feels India’s first Olympic medallist in boxing has what it takes to be a world champion in the highly competitive US circuit. “I believe Vijender has the talent and the dedication to become a world champion,” Roach said.
“He has a great amateur background, a style that will give any super middle-weight in the world problems, and power in both hands,” he added.
Commenting on this new association, Promoter of IOS Boxing Promotions Neerav Tomar, said “…we hope together with Freddie, Vijender will be able to script history. We at IOS are thrilled the association.”
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) March 6, 2019