Undefeated Olympic bronze medal winner Vijender Singh is set to make his return to the ring on March 19 and this time he will be exchanging fists in Vegas-style boxing on the Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa.
The first-of-its-kind fight will be held on the rooftop deck of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship – who have been roped in as the venue partner.
The announcement of Vijender’s opponent will be made soon.
Commenting on his fight Singh said: “I am really excited to return to the ring. It excites me more to have my fight set-up on a ship. It is something that has never happened before in India and I am glad to be part of this unique professional match. I am pumped up and eager as ever to enter the ring again and have been training hard to keep myself fit for the bout.”
IOS Boxing Promotions, Neerav Tomar said, “This will be a great opportunity for the Indian fans to witness a unique sporting event being organized locally. "
Vijender (12-0, 8 KOs), 35-years-old, the reigning WBO Oriental and WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion, has been out of the ring for some time.
The last time he was seen in the ring, he defeated Ghana’s former Commonwealth champion Charles Adamu in Dubai to claim his 12th successive win in November 2019.
This will be Vijender's fifth fight in India, following successes in New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
He signed a promotional pact with Top Rank a few years ago, made his debut in the United States with a TKO victory in July 2019 in New Jersey.