British professional boxer Amir Khan wants to fight the Indian boxer Vijender Singh in India. Gearing up for his maiden middleweight contest, Boxing star Amir Khan on Monday said that after the much-anticipated WBC title contest against Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez, he is keen to take on Vijender Singh in the Indian bigwig’s own backyard. Vijender Singh’s impressive start to his professional boxing career (4-0) has not gone unnoticed as one of the biggest names in boxing.
Amir, who recently announced his plans for boxing academies in India and Pakistan, said he is keen on fighting Vijender, who is undefeated since turning pro last year.
Amir Khan said, “Vijender Singh is the talent that India has in professional boxing and I would want to fight him in India soon. I am a big fan of Mary Kom and Vijender Singh. They are what they are because they had the opportunities. The same is most of us and that s why I want to create these academies so that the facilities reach to all corners of India. I hope to create world-class boxers and MMA fighters in the next 2-3 years from India.”
Vijender Singh has improved with each and every fight on the pro boxing circuit. Though, it might be early in his pro boxing career, Vijender has defeated some experienced boxers, since turning pro in 2015. Amir Khan not only wants to fight Vijender, but has some mega plans in India. The British boxer wants to create world-class India boxers in the near future.
British boxer Amir Khan, who also co-owns the Indian Mixed Martial Art company.
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