Vijender not taking anything for granted against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

The two square off in a Super Middleweight clash on Saturday.

Vijender Singh...“This bout is like a war.”   -  Getty Images

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is not taking anything for granted as he gears up to defend his WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu here on Saturday. The 32-year-old squares off against Amuzu in a Super Middleweight clash.

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“It is a matter of just one good punch and the bout is decided. Many a times we have seen that lower-ranked boxers defeat their much higher-rated rivals. I am not taking anything easy,” Vijender said on the eve of the fight. “It is often said that everything is fair in love and war; this bout is also like a war. If his morale is down I would be happy,” he added.

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Vijender Singh vs Amir Khan?

Vijender was also keen on engaging in a bout with British boxing star Amir Khan. The two are in different weight categories. Khan competes in the light welterweight division and his decision of jumping to even welterweight had ended in a knockout loss; Vijender, on the other hand, is placed even higher at super middleweight.

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“I have heard enough of challenges he has been throwing to me. I feel we should now face each other. I am willing to take him on and would like to fight against him next year,” he said.

Khan is a former Olympic silver-medallist and light welterweight world champion in the pro circuit.