Vijender’s India debut set for July

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will fight his first professional bout on Indian soil in July followed by "something huge" in September-October.

Vijender has been on a rampage ever since making his debut in the pro circuit last year in Manchester, winning all his three bouts via Knockout so far.   -  Sushil Kumar Verma

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will fight his first professional bout on Indian soil in July followed by “something huge” in September-October.

Talking to reporters here, his UK-based promoter Francis Warren promised a great show during Vijender’s India appearances.

“We have big plans for him this year, we’re hoping to do a big show in Delhi around July. Plans are under way; we have something huge around September/October. It’s going to be something that’s never been done before,” said Warren in a press conference without revealing their exact plans.

Vijender has been on a rampage ever since making his debut in the pro circuit last year in Manchester, winning all his three bouts via Knockout so far.

“He’s making big waves and improving on a daily basis. Vijender is the flag bearer for Indian boxing, he’s taken a huge step to putting his country on the boxing map by coming over here,” said Warren.

Warren, who owns the Queenberry Promotions, said a new TV deal has been inked to telecast the former olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist’s next bout. Vijender will be fighting his next bout in Liverpool on February 13 against a yet to be named opponent.

“We’ve done a major deal with Star TV in India, we had 20 million people watch his debut and 25 million in his next fight. That number will only increase. What will we do in India this year is going to be big news,” said Warren.