India’s Olympic medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh who has turned professional,On Saturday, Vijender Singh will take on Australia’s Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title fight at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi. Vijender Singh’s first professional bout in India.
Vijender Singh has knocked over each of his six opponents so far, But Vijender meets his toughest opponent yet in Australia’s Kerry Hope, who has a record of 30-23-7 (2KOs), was the 2012 European Boxing Union Middleweight champion and is by far the best conditioned of the fighters he has met.
Vijender Singh told India Today Television in interview, “Hope for the best (making it 7-0). It’s my homecoming fight and I am very much excited about it and yes title is definitely ours.”
A win in Saturday’s title fight, which will be a10-round affair, will ensure Vijender Singh entry into the top-15 of the WBO world ranking and get his closer to the world title fight.