With promoter Top Rank restarting action in US, Vijender Singh eyeing pro bout in next couple of months | Boxing News

NEW DELHI: More than six months have handed since he final stepped into the ring however Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is hopeful of getting again to competitors in the next three months after his US-based promoter restarted bouts earlier this month.
Signed by Hall of Famer Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions in 2018, Vijender was final seen in action in November 2019 when he defeated Ghana’s Charles Adamu to maintain his unbeaten document intact in the skilled circuit.
The 2008 Olympic bronze-medallist informed PTI that he has had a phrase with Top Rank and plans are afoot for a battle not less than by October.
“It will probably be exterior India as a result of it’s unlikely that restrictions as a result of of COVID-19 pandemic will ease by then. From what I collect, in the next two-three months, I’ll in all probability have the ability to battle,” the 34-year-old mentioned.
Top Rank resumed action amid the pandemic on June 9 with Olympic silver-medallist Shakur Stevenson defeating Felix Caraballo in a TV-only occasion held with out spectators.
“That’s the future given the situation. I think that’s how professional boxing will be. Unfortunate but that’s how it will adapt,” mentioned Vijender.
Speaking of adapting to the brand new regular in the pandemic-scarred world, the previous newbie world bronze-medallist mentioned followers must be stored away fully in the meanwhile even when action resumes.
“First of all, there shouldn’t be a rush. Secondly, you just cannot have crowds. I know they add to the atmosphere but safety first. You have to take every precaution to ensure that this doesn’t spread,” he mentioned.
“The post-COVID world would be great for broadcasters and advertisers because there is immense hunger for live sports right now,” he added.
“Boxing is easier to conduct in that sense because a very limited number of people are involved in action. They can be tested and kept in a bio-secure zone to ensure that nothing untoward happens.”
And when does he see stay sports activities resuming in India at the same time as COVID-19 instances inch in the direction of the 6 lakh mark, Vijender mentioned at this level it’s troublesome to say.
“India has always been an unpredictable country, one can never be sure how things pan out here,” he laughed.
“On a serious note, I would only urge utmost caution before any decision on resuming competitions is taken,” he added.
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