Neeraj, Vikas Krishan Challenge Vijender Following ‘Kid’ Comment
Pakistan-origin British boxer had expressed a desire to lock horns with the Olympic bronze-medallist, claiming that the star Indian boxer was scared of him.
Pakistan-origin British boxer had expressed a desire to lock horns with the Olympic bronze-medallist, claiming that the star Indian boxer was scared of him.(Photo: IOS)

Neeraj, Vikas Krishan Challenge Vijender Following ‘Kid’ Comment

Not taking too kindly to Vijender Singh calling him a "kid" pugilist, Neeraj Goyat, on Saturday, 20 July, challenged the Indian boxing ace for a fight in November. Vijender on Thursday, 18 July, had called on boxing legend Amir Khan to stop fighting with "kids" and take him on after the Pakistan-origin British boxer had expressed a desire to lock horns with the Olympic bronze-medallist, claiming that the star Indian boxer was scared of him.

Khan was scheduled to clash with Neeraj at the WBC Pearl World Championship but a month before the bout the Indian boxer was hospitalised following a car accident.

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Vijender's comments did not sit well with Neeraj, who took to Twitter to show his annoyance and in turn challenge the Haryana boxer.

"Calling me kid @boxervijender. I'm the only Indian boxer who has defeated a world champion in his own country #canxu #china. I want you to face @officialvkyadav (Vikas Krishan) and me and @amirkingkhan undercard in november this year. Are you ready?"

Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan also backed Goyat's challenge.

"@boxervijender neeraj and @amirkingkhan are of same weight category let them fight. As @GoyatNeeraj said we are of same weight category,we must fight under their card in November this year. Let's face each other in the ring," Vikas tweeted.

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Speaking on the sidelines of an event, Vijender, fresh from his 11th straight win in the professional circuit, had said: "I am ready to fight with Amir. He picked a junior boxer to fight. Neeraj Goyat is way junior to me. I had said before and I am saying it again I am ready to fight whenever he tells me to. He should stop fighting kids."

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