Indian boxing superstar Vijender Singh will take on China’s WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali on April 1 in Mumbai. The match will give Vijender a chance to win his second title in his professional boxing career.
Vijender recently successfully defended his WBO Asia Pacific title against Tanzania’s Francis Cheka December last year. Vijender is undefeated in his professional career so far and is currently training in Manchester under the tutelage of his British trainer Lee Beard.
The clash on April 1, against Maimaitiali, will be Vijender’s third pro fight in India and should he win the contest, Vijender would become the holder of two titles as both the boxers’ belts would be on the line. Vijender’s previous two India bouts have been held in New Delhi.
Maimaitiali, just like Vijender, made his professional debut in 2015, and is eight fights old in his career, having won seven of them. The Chinese No.1 has won five of those fights by knocking out his opponents. He won the WBO Oriental Title last year in July by defeating Thomas Mashali of Tanzania by a Technical Knockout. Vijender so far has eight wins under his belt with seven of them being Knockout triumphs.
Sources confirming the fight also revealed to PTI that other top professional boxers will also compete in the event in Mumbai.
Vijender’s move into professional boxing has been an unprecedented success and another victory will further add to his success story.