Vijender Singh eyes Irish cream

Nov 06, 2015, 08:09 IST | PTI

Vijender Singh aims to thrill fans in Dublin with another knockout performance against Dean Gillen on Saturday

Dublin: Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is aiming to thrill the Irish fans' this Saturday night at the National Stadium in Dublin with another knockout performance.

Vijender Singh. Pic/Getty Images
Vijender Singh. Pic/Getty Images

Vijender arrived Dublin this morning with his Indian promoter Neerav Tomar and trainer Lee Beard.

The middleweight ace takes on Nottingham's Dean Gillen in a four round middleweight contest on the undercard of Irish hero Jamie Conlan, who headlines the show, and big-hitting Jamie Cox who defends his WBO European Super-Middleweight title.

Vijender, 30, destroyed his debut opponent Sonny Whiting inside three rounds last month in Manchester with devastating display to mark his arrival in the professional ranks following a glittering amateur career that saw him win bronze at the 2008 Olympics.

Dublin buzz
Now he is looking to replicate that exciting showing and attract a new legion of fans in the boxing mad city of Dublin in his second professional fight.

"I'm getting a really good buzz being in Dublin and the city has really taken me in. I can't wait for Saturday night and give the fans a good night of action," said Vijender.

"I've been over once before after the 2012 London Olympics and trained with the Irish amateur boxing team. I had a brilliant time them."

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