Vijender loking forward to title fight at home

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Bolton (England), May 14 (IANS) Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh, who has registered his sixth consecutive win in the professional arena, asserted that he is looking forward to the World Boxing Organisation’s (WBO) Asia title in front of his home crowd next month.

The London Olympics bronze medalist hammerred Andrzej Soldra of Poland by technical knockout in three brutal rounds in a Super Middleweight contest at the Macron Stadium here on Friday evening. The Bhiwani lad will now fight for the WBO Asia title in New Delhi on June 11.

“I am thrilled to get my sixth professional victory and excited for my homecoming title fight. Soldra was a good opponent but my punches replied to him. I think this fight was a horror show for him. I am happy that before my title fight, I am able to have six knockout wins,” Vijender said after the fight.

“The support I have received from everyone here in Britain and back home in India has been absolutely phenomenal. Now I will start preparing for my title fight in India. I am happy I will fight in front of my home crowd soon,” he added.

Soldra is the most experienced opponent Vijender has faced so far, winning 12 of the 17 bouts he has fought so far. Five those wins have come by knockout.

It was also the first eight-round contest of Vijender’s professional career, but he was at the top of his game against the 30-year old Pole.

“By winning first eight round fight, my confidence level has really gone up and this is a step forward heading towards title fight,” he said.

Vijender’s trainer Lee Beard was overjoyed with his ward’s performance.

“He is a true talent of professional boxing. I am happy with his performance so far and he will go long way. He is very hard working boxer,” Beard said.

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