Popular Coventry boxer Dilly Singh is back on the boxing warpath. The cruiserweight who won all 5 fights has decided to get back in the ring after putting on two stones after getting married! Men up down the country are taking a collective sigh whilst reading that!
‘The Final Battle of Troy’ show at Mercia Banqueting Suite on Saturday night features Troy James’s farewell fight and the return of Dilly Singh. Singh, who is still only 29, he’s ready to fight again after nearly two years away.
Dilly Singh told World Boxing News: “I got married, went on honeymoon and ended up putting on two stones ! “I decided I had to sort myself and get back down the gym. “I’ve lost the weight and now I’m ready to fight again.” – Being sponsored by The Sohi Tavern might have also had something to do with it!
“For me, boxing is all about heart and determination and how much you want to win,” he said. “You have to give it 100 per cent in that ring. You need a big heart and a good chin to be a boxer – and I think I have both.”
No wonder Singh, a winner of the British Challenge belt before he took a break from boxing, is popular with fight fans. He says tickets are selling well for this weekend’s show, promoted by ex-professional cruiserweight Tommy Owens, and hopes his supporters will cheer him all the way to the Midlands Area championship.
There’s talk that Stoke’s colourful Rhasian Earlington and ex-rugby player Dan Cooper will clash for the vacant belt later this year – and Singh hopes a couple of wins will put him in line to face the winner. Singh watched both compete in the recent ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ screened on BT Sport and told World Boxing News: “They are both good, tough lads. “But if I get a couple of wins, I will get in there with either of them and do my best. I want to go as far as I can in boxing and the Midlands title is my first target.”