Complete fight card for Vijender Singh's event announced

Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 11:04 IST | IANS

The organisers of the title fight between India's star boxer Vijender Singh and Ghana's Ernest Amuzu on Thursday announced the complete fight card for the December 23 event

The organisers of the title fight between India's star boxer Vijender Singh and Ghana's Ernest Amuzu on Thursday announced the complete fight card for the December 23 event. In the double title fight, Vijender will take on reigning African champion Amuzu for defending his two titles WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight. The fight night, to be held at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur, will also feature Asian champions Amandeep Singh and Kuldeep Singh.

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh
Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh

Amandeep will take on Manoj Kumar of Punjab in the Bantamweight (55.5 kilogram) category while Kuldeep -- a two-time Asian champion -- will face Haryana's Amrinder Singh in the Heavyweight (93.4 kg) division. Apart from Amandeep and Kuldeep, the other young Indian boxers in the fight card are Pardeep Kharera, Kuldeep Dhanda, Dharmendra Grewal and Asad Asif Khan. Amandeep, who had taken bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, will take on the 24-year-old Manoj in a six round contest.

Amandeep has fought two professional bouts so far and won both of them with the second being a knockout against Pakpoom Hammarach of Thailand. Manoj, a bronze medallist at the Elite Senior Men Boxing Championship earlier this year, will make his professional debut.

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