Vijender ready to take the plunge into professional boxing

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2015 08:47 IST

Vijender Singh, the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist, is ready to take the plunge into professional boxing.

After Indian boxing's poster boy makes the move, he will no longer be able to represent the country.

The development has not suprised boxing watchers because the Haryana pugilist has been wanting to move over to the professional ranks.

The 29-year-old who has dabbled in Bollywood and also been a judge on TV reality show MTV Roadies X2 will not be the first Indian boxer to turn pro, but his move will be the most significant.

Here is the lowdown on the boxer and what awaits him in the pro world.

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