Vijender Singh’s opponent in his professional debut has an unenviable 2-1 record as well as day job.
Vijender Singh said that he will talk through his punches after his opponent Sonny Whiting began thrash talk ahead of the bout.
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Vijender Singh was supposed to make his debut this month but that had to be postponed due to a legal tussle with Haryana Police.
India managed 16 points for their performance in the event as they finished behind Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and hosts Thailand.
Vikas Krishnan was the last Indian in action on Friday and he made sure that the contingent had something to cheer.
Satish Kumar outpunched Tajikistan’s Siyovush Zukhurov to enter semis and qualify for Worlds.
Devendro Singh out-punched Cornelis Kwangu Langu of Indonesia 3-0 in his quarterfinal bout.
Manoj Kumar, Madan Lal and Kuldeep Singh through to the last-eight stage of Asian Boxing Championships.
While Shiva Thapa fought through an engrossing contest to beat Jordan’s Mohammad Alwadi 3-0, Devendro out-punched China’s He Junjun.
Mandeep Jangra took down Vietnam’s Vien Ngoc Huynh 3-0 in the bout which had to abandoned after the Vietnamese suffered a cut.
Mary Kom said Rio would be a tougher proposition given that the size of draw is expected to be bigger.
Vikas’ first and only tournament till date in the middle-weight category — the Asian Games saw him returning with a medal.