After 6th pro win, Vijender upbeat about homecoming title fight

  • ANI, Bolton, England
  • Updated: May 14, 2016 13:14 IST
Vijender Singh will vie for the WBO Asia title belt against a yet-to-be-decided opponent in New Delhi next month. (PTI)

After beating Poland’s Andrzej Soldra on Friday to win his sixth pro bout, Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he was looking forward to next month’s WBO Asia title bout, his first in India as a pro.

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

“The support I have received from everyone here in UK 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” said Vijender.

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The 30-year-old blew away Soldra at the Macron Stadium in Bolton to claim his sixth successive professional victory, keeping his red-hot winning streak by stopping Soldra in the third round with a big body shot.

Reflecting on the win, Vijender’s trainer Lee Beard said, “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.”

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