Vijender Singh not nervous ahead of first pro bout

MANCHESTER (TIP): Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh’s fourth professional bout was rescheduled from February 13 to March 12 but the venue of the fight remains Liverpool.

The reason for rescheduling this fight was an injury to WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan, who was to take on world title defence against Derry Mathews on that night.

But the venue remains the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The Mathews versus Flanagan showdown will continue to be the headline attraction on the show and the other title fights will also be the same, which are Tommy Langford’s defending his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title against Lewis Taylor and English Cruiserweight Champion Matty Askin’s taking on Lawrence Bennett.

The undercard will feature former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler and Vijender among others.

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“It’s very unfortunate that my fight on 13th February is rescheduled because of an injury to the contender of title fight. But nevertheless, I am preparing hard and waiting for March 12 when I see my opponent in the ring. I am doing more sparring and physical workout these days and it will help me to prepare myself for more rounds,” Vijender said.

Promoter Frank Warren promised a grand show despite the delay.

“We’re all disappointed that Terry has suffered an injury and is unable to make the original date, but we’ve worked hard to ensure the mouthwatering world title showdown between Flanagan and Mathews remains the top of the bill for the new date of Saturday, March 12.

“I maintain that it’s going to be real war between these two warriors who are going to put everything on the line on the night. The rest of the card will remain the same with Langford and Askin in title defences and an undercard stacked with talent.”


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