Indian boxing sensation and undefeated super middleweight contender Vijender Singh is ready to take career to the next level and in his corner to help him do that will be Freddie Roach. Singh recently had relocated his training to Southern California to work with Roach, a 2012 International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) inductee.
Singh will make his return back to the ring Friday, April 12 at Staples Center in a scheduled eight-round bout on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard against an opponent to be announced later. The bout will stream live on the ESPN+ streaming service, which begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
“I am thrilled to start my training under such a legendary figure in world boxing,” Singh said in a release. “It’s a great honor for me to train with Freddie, who has already trained the likes of so many world champion boxers. Professional boxing in the United States is of the highest level, and I believe Freddie is the right guy to bring the best out of me. I look forward to showing the boxing fans a new and improved Vijender Singh. I know that with Freddie’s guidance, I can become a world champion.”
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“I believe Vijender has the talent and the dedication to become a world champion,” Roach said in a statement. “He has a great amateur background, a style that will give any super middleweight in the world problems, and power in both hands.”
Singh (10-0, 7 KOs), has became on of India’s most revered fighters, as he was the first Indian boxer to capture an Olympic medal when he took bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His last contest was a unanimous decision win over Ernest Amuzu on Dec. 23, 2017, in Jaipur, India, and this will be his United States debut on April 12. No Indian boxer has ever won a professional world title, and Singh, with Roach in his corner, hopefully this will be possible.