Vijender Singh to Make Pro Boxing Debut on October 10

After getting a clearance from the Haryana Police, Vijender is set to make his pro debut. His opponent is yet unknown

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Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will make his much-awaited professional debut on October 10 even though his opponent for the bout is yet to be decided.

The 29-year-old, who ended his amateur career in July by signing up with the UK-based and Francis Warren-owned Queensberry Promotions, was supposed to make his debut this month but that had to be postponed owing to a legal tussle with his employers -- Haryana Police.

All-action Vijender Singh’s first fight will be over four rounds in the middleweight division, against an opponent to be confirmed shortly. Singh will be competing in one of the hottest weight classes in world boxing with elite fighters Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders all campaigning at 160lbs and he aims to be in their position one day.
– Queensberry Promotions’ statement

My first pro fight poster..melte h fer Manchester on October 10..see u

Posted by Vijender Singh on Thursday, September 10, 2015

The development comes after Haryana Police allowed Vijender to compete in the pro circuit after few weeks of wrangling over whether he could take up assignment while being a government employee in India.

I’m so excited to be making my professional debut at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, 10th October and to show that India is the new force in professional boxing. I can’t wait for my fight to be televised on BoxNation.
– Vijender Singh, Pro boxer

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