Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has not lost any professional boxing match in the last five years and now wants to maintain this rhythm with a world title around his waist. Vijender, who won India’s first Olympic and world championship medal in boxing, holds a 12–0 record in the professional circuit. The boxer recently switched countries and turned to USA to train with America’s Top rank promoters.
“All the talk with my promoters is focussed on the world title. In all, I expect to compete in three-four fights this year with the world title being the big one. We are trying to ensure that this marquee fight happens in India,” Vijender was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
He defeated former Commonwealth Champion Charles Adamu of Ghana in a one-sided match in November 2019. In the last five years, Vijender suffered the only defeat outside the ring, when he unsuccessfully contested from South Delhi constituency in the 2019 general elections, from the ticket of Indian National Congress(INC). He lost to the eventual winner and sitting MP from the seat- Ramesh Bidhuri of BJP and Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha to claim the third spot.
Asked if he was sorry for his decision to join politics, he said, ‘Absolutely not. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. This is how I see my decision to join politics. Why would I be sorry to lose just one election. ‘