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'I got bored of doing the same thing for too long': Vijender on his motivation to switch from Amateur to Pro boxing(HT PHOTO/SCREENGRAB)

'Got bored of doing same thing for too long': Vijender on his move to Pro boxing

UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 09:37 PM IST
  • In a conversation with senior sports journalist Sharda Ugra on Day 1 of Hindustan Times' virtual HT NxT, boxer Vijender Singh opened up on his decision to shift from Amateur boxing to Pro boxing. 
Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)
Abhinav Bindra in conversation with Vijender Singh and journalist Sharda Ugra. (HT)

HT NxT: Abhinav Bindra calls Olympic Games the 'epitome of sporting success'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
  • In wake of India's fine show in Tokyo, the country's first individual Olympic gold medal winner, Abhinav Bindra, in conversation with veteran sports journalist Sharda Ugra on Day 1 of Hindustan Times' virtual HT NxT, called the Olympic Games the epitome of sporting success'.
HT NxT 2021 Day 1 highlights(HT COLLAGE)
HT NxT 2021 Day 1 highlights(HT COLLAGE)

HT NxT 2021 Day 1 H/L: ‘Olympics has lessons on wins and on accepting failure’

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 07:41 PM IST
  • HT NxT 2021 Day 1 Highlights: India's prominent sporting personalities Kapil Dev, Hardik Pandya, Sunil Chhetri, Vijender Singh, and Abhinav Bindra addressed the world of sports on the opening day of this event. Follow all the live updates from HT NxT 2021 Day 1.
Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh.(Gokul VS/HT)
Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh.(Gokul VS/HT)

Life is a new lesson everyday: Vijender outgrows Olympic identity

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Vijender Singh, however, has moved on from that life-changing bronze 13 summers ago in Beijing because "that's what mature people do".
Wrestler Sushil Kumar arrested by Delhi Police special cell in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case, (ANI Photo)
Wrestler Sushil Kumar arrested by Delhi Police special cell in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case, (ANI Photo)

'If allegations are correct, it would be the darkest episode in Indian sports'

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • The stockily-built man, who used to be wrapped in the Tri-colour after winning medals for the nation, had his face masked by a towel and both hands held by Delhi Police's special cell officers on Sunday after being on the run for past many days.
 Boxer Vijender Singh along with Russia's Artysh Lopsan during a press conference.(PTI)
Boxer Vijender Singh along with Russia's Artysh Lopsan during a press conference.(PTI)

Glad to end Vijender's unbeaten record: Lopsan

PTI | , Panaji
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 10:21 AM IST
In a major anti-climax, the 26-year-old six feet four inches tall pugilist out-slugged Vijender in the 'Battle on Ship' here on Friday evening and the bout was decided in the fifth round itself, ending in a knockout.
Vijender Singh(HT Photo)
Vijender Singh(HT Photo)

Vijender aims to extend unbeaten run, gears up for 'Battle on Ship'

PTI | , Panaji
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 01:49 PM IST
The 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medalist has not lost a bout after turning professional, boasting of a 12-0 record, which includes eight knock-outs.
Vijender Singh trains. (Media Release)
Vijender Singh trains. (Media Release)

My opponent is still a kid, my unbeaten streak will continue: Vijender Singh

PTI | , Panaji
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 05:49 PM IST
  • Vijender and Losan will square off in a super middle-weight (76kg) showdown, dubbed as 'Battle on Ship' on the rooftop deck of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship.
Vijender Singh and Artysh Lopsan (Extreme right)
Vijender Singh and Artysh Lopsan (Extreme right)

Vijender Singh buoyant ahead of return to ring

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:21 PM IST
  • The organisers are billing it as a Vegas-style boxing event—Battle on Ship—that for the first time will be live on OTT platform on pay-per-view. Having last fought in November, 2019 in Dubai, Vijender said he was waiting for his return for a long time.
Vijender Singh: File Photo(HT Photo)
Vijender Singh: File Photo(HT Photo)

Vijender to take on Russian Artysh Lopsan in comeback fight on March 19

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 04:09 PM IST
Vijender and Losan will square off on March 19 in a super middle-weight (76kg) showdown on the rooftop deck of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Panaji, Goa.
Vijender Singh: File photo(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh: File photo(Getty Images)

Vijender's pro bout tickets go on sale online from Saturday

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 04:31 PM IST
While Vijender headlines the main event for the night, fans will also witness six other undercard fights bearing 12 top Indian boxers.
Vijender Singh(HT Photo)
Vijender Singh(HT Photo)

Vijender Singh marks return to ring with fight scheduled in Goa Casino ship

PTI | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:51 PM IST
The backdrop of the fight will be equally novel for Vijender. The fight, with an opponent who is yet to be named, will take place on the rooftop deck of a casino ship docked on the Mandovi river in Panaji, Goa.
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)

Vijender set for return to ring next month, opponent to be announced soon

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 01:09 PM IST
This will be Vijender's fifth fight in India, following successes in New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
Dangal star wrestler Jassa Patti at a farmer protest site at the Singhu border.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Dangal star wrestler Jassa Patti at a farmer protest site at the Singhu border.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

Top kabaddi players, wrestlers lead sporting twist to farm agitation

Hindustan Times, Sonepat | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Vijender Singh, India’s first Olympic medallist in boxing, also went to the protest site on December 6. Unlike many of the other athletes at the site, he has clear political ambitions, but the man from a village called Kaluwas in Haryana is also intimately connected to farming.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)

Let’s have faith in govt: IOA urges athletes to treat awards and farmers’ issue as two separate things

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:39 PM IST
In a show of solidarity with the farmers, some sportspersons from Punjab and Haryana, including Khel Ratna awardee Vijender Singh, have threatened to return the national sports awards they had won.
Vijender Singh at the farmer protest.(ANI)
Vijender Singh at the farmer protest.(ANI)

Sport stalwarts extend support, threaten to return honours

Sonepat | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:37 AM IST
The sports stalwarts from Punjab and Haryana’s Vijender Singh have extended support to the farmers from Punjab, pledging to return the honours received from the central government.
Diljit Dosanjh at the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.
Diljit Dosanjh at the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.

Diljit Dosanjh ‘quietly’ donates Rs 1 crore to buy warm clothes for protesting farmers, honours their efforts in person

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:57 AM IST
Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has donated Rs 1 crore to buy warm clothes for farmers protesting at borders around Delhi, without making a ‘big deal’ about it, according to Punjabi singer Singga.
Vijender Singh slammed Kangana Ranaut’s comments against Diljit Dosanjh.
Vijender Singh slammed Kangana Ranaut’s comments against Diljit Dosanjh.

Vijender Singh delivers uppercut to Kangana Ranaut for insulting Diljit Dosanjh: ‘Galat panga le liya bhen’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Boxer Vijender Singh slammed actor Kangana Ranaut for her insulting comments against Diljit Dosanjh, with whom she was engaged in a Twitter feud on Thursday.
From L to R 0 Deepika Kumari, Parupalli Kashyap, Vijender Singh and Bajrang Punia.(Getty Images)
From L to R 0 Deepika Kumari, Parupalli Kashyap, Vijender Singh and Bajrang Punia.(Getty Images)

Tread with caution, can’t risk safety: Indian athletes potentially resuming competitions

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 04:29 PM IST
India’s sportspersons are pleading for warning as dialogue rages on whether or not competitions can resume by August.
The family also tried to get admission in the private facility Jaypee, Fortis Hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Max in Vaishali, Ghaziabad, but were allegedly told that no beds were available.(File photo)
The family also tried to get admission in the private facility Jaypee, Fortis Hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Max in Vaishali, Ghaziabad, but were allegedly told that no beds were available.(File photo)

Pregnant woman dies in ambulance after running between hospitals for 13 hours

Noida | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Neelam, 30, and her husband Vijender Singh, 30, knocked the doors of eight hospitals, including government ones, before she died in the ambulance outside a facility in Greater Noida on Friday, the family told PTI.
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)

‘Getting beaten up, no family around’: Vijender Singh explains problems faced at start of professional boxing career

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Vijender was based in Manchester in the beginning of his professional career and he said that it took time for him to get used to the climate and language.
File photo of Vijender Singh.(File)
File photo of Vijender Singh.(File)

Coronavirus: Vijender Singh hopes for pro career to resume in second half of 2020

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 12:38 PM IST
Unbeaten in the circuit with 12 wins, Vijender is contracted with Hall of Famer Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions in the US, which has been ravaged by the deadly outbreak with the death toll nearing 10,000.
File image of Indian pugilist Amit Panghal.(PTI)
File image of Indian pugilist Amit Panghal.(PTI)

Tokyo Olympics: Amit Panghal takes top spot in IOC’s Boxing Task Force rankings for Qualifiers

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:37 PM IST
In 2009, Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh did it for the first time after he opened India’s account at the world championships with a bronze in the 75kg division.
Indian boxer Vijender Singh wins with a Technical Knockout against American Mike Snider in Newark.(ANI)
Indian boxer Vijender Singh wins with a Technical Knockout against American Mike Snider in Newark.(ANI)

‘Should not face this,’ Vijender Singh asks BFI to take care of boxers

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Vijender said such things are not desirable and the sports ministry and the federation should take care of their athletes who give their all for Olympic medals.
File photo of Indian boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)
File photo of Indian boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)

Vijender Singh mulls Olympic comeback at Tokyo Games next year

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Vijender, who has remained unbeaten at pro level for four years with a 12-0 record, is mulling a return to the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Vijender Singh’s right hand was just too precise and powerful to handle for Adamu, who looked intimidated, kept a shell guard, and was thrown off-balance more than once.(HT Photo)
Vijender Singh’s right hand was just too precise and powerful to handle for Adamu, who looked intimidated, kept a shell guard, and was thrown off-balance more than once.(HT Photo)

Vijender Singh beats former Commonwealth champion to claim 12th successive professional win

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 08:59 AM IST
The 34-year-old former Olympic bronze-medallist, who holds the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental super middleweight belts, prevailed in a unanimous verdict in an eight-round contest against the 42-year-old Adamu.
File image of India boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)
File image of India boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)

Content with one fight every 5-6 months: Vijender Singh

Dubai | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 05:14 PM IST
The 34-year-old, who is undefeated so far, will square off against Ghana’s two-time former Commonwealth super middle-weight (76kg) champion Charles Adamu in Dubai on Friday.
Vijender Singh’s next bout is official.(@boxervijender)
Vijender Singh’s next bout is official.(@boxervijender)

Vijender Singh to take on former Commonwealth champion in Dubai showdown

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 03:50 PM IST
Vijender, managed by the legendary Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions and IOS Boxing, made his US debut earlier this year in July, recording an 11th successive win, beating Mike Snider.
Indian boxer Manju Rani(PTI)
Indian boxer Manju Rani(PTI)

Exclusive | ‘I almost thought of quitting boxing,’ says Manju Rani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Rani’s journey came full circle when she went on to win a silver medal at the World Championships in Ulan-Ude in Russia last week, emulating Mary Kom’s 18-year-old record of winning a silver on debut at the Worlds.
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