Vijender Singh confident of beating African Amuzu on Dec 23

Dec 05, 2017, 08:16 IST | IANS

Gearing up for his next professional bout later this month, Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh yesterday asked his African opponent Ernest Amuzu to wait for the Haryanvi latth (baton)

Gearing up for his next professional bout later this month, Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh yesterday asked his African opponent Ernest Amuzu to wait for the Haryanvi latth (baton). The boxer from Haryana, who will face the African champion in Jaipur on December 23, went on to assert in his Haryanvi dialect: "Lath gaad denge iss baar". Vijender has enjoyed a great run in his fledgling professional career, winning all his nine fights of which seven were knockouts. The reigning WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion asserted that he will leave no stone unturned to preserve his unbeaten record. "Usko bolo wait kare Haryanvi latth ka (Tell him to wait for the Haryanvi latth)," Vijender said.

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh
Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh

Despite all the confidence and bravado of the Indian star, he will ignore Amuzu's formidable record at his own peril. The Ghanian holds a record of 23 wins with 21 knockouts and two losses out of the 25 fights he has fought so far in his professional career. Vijender however, feels that the African's boxing style will be easier to handle than the opponent from his last bout. In the last fight, Vijender defeated China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali, who was a southpaw. "The last fight was against a southpaw boxer and went for 10 rounds but he (Amuzu) is not a southpaw so it might give me little advantage. For a southpaw, the technique is different but for regular boxer if trained regularly," Vijender said.

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