Unbeaten pro Indian boxer Vijender Singh is all set to enter the ring for his first World Boxing Organisation title fight in June. The date is set tentatively as 11th June and the venue is Indira Gandhi Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Vijender will fight for either WBO Middleweight or WBO Super-Middleweight Title. Vijender’s promoters Queensberry Promotions feel the time is right for Vijender to enter his first title bout. Francis Warren of Queensberry Promotions said, “We are going to look at which title is available. It is not about the belt but finding the right opponent for him. We will make the right decision for him. His progress so far has been exceptional. He (Vijender) has been away from home for a while now so it is good for him too that he can be among his people and the timing is just perfect because the July-August slot does not feature too much boxing in the UK.”
WBO vice-president John Duggan confirmed that they are eyeing India as a potential boxing market and sanctioning Vijender’s title bout in India is part of promotional plan. Duggan added, “Vijender Singh is an eminent boxer, who has achieved so much in the amateur circuit. We think he can qualify to win not just the regional belts but also the world titles. 11 June is going to be a wonderful event and I am sure it will be a historic, epic event which will also be very exciting,” Vijender will fight in 3 contests during March and April in UK before setting foot in India for his maiden title bout.