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Vijender Singh Aims To Impress Against Lee Markham, Win Title

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be gunning for his third professional title when he takes on Lee Markham for the Commonwealth super middleweight belt on the 13th of July in London.

"I will be competing for my third title on 13 July against Lee. I am training for it right now. The fight will take place in York Hall, London," said Singh, who holds the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles, told PTI from his training base in Manchester.

The man he will be squaring off against has 22 fights, 17 of them wins, under his belt compared to the 10 victorious outings by the former Olympic bronze-medallist.

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The fight will be Vijender's first in six months since he successfully defended his twin titles in the clash against Ghana's Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur.

"I had been waiting for the right time and this title fight is just the step I need to take in my professional career. It is a vacant title so there is nobody defending it. The fight will be under WBO, like my other two titles," added Vijender.

Markham hasn't competed since June last year when he lost to Joe Mullender in a clash for the English middleweight title.

The Commonwealth title is without a holder since January after reigning champion Rocky Fielding decided to vacate it in pursuit of the European belt in the same weight category.

"There was talk of fighting Rocky earlier but that didn't work out because he didn't want to fight for this same belt. So, now it is Lee," Vijender said.

Fielding would have been a formidable opponent for the Indian as he has lost only one fight in a total of 27 professional appearances.

Vijender is continuing to work with his British trainer Lee Beard, who has been his guide ever since he took the professional plunge back in 2015.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lagako10 on 06-19-2018

Bum vs Bum great bum

Comment by Califire209 on 06-18-2018

Your career is running out of time Vijender you are getting up there in your 30's and haven't done much in 3 years as a pro,, time to step it up and move up the rankings.

Comment by Zaroku on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=jackblack008;18870813]another overhyped bum with man boobs. fighting for a bum belt.[/QUOTE] Hahahahahahahaga. Bwahahahahahahaha!

Comment by whatismyname on 06-18-2018

3 words for thos guy..step it up

Comment by Mick Higgs on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=jackblack008;18870813]another overhyped bum with man boobs. fighting for a bum belt.[/QUOTE] There's over 50 countries in the Commonwealth, so I class it as a bum belt!

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