More than six months have handed since he ultimate stepped into the hoop however Indian boxing megastar Vijender Singh is hopeful of having again to festival within the subsequent 3 months after his US-based promoter restarted bouts previous this month.
Signed via Hall of Famer Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions in 2018, Vijender was once ultimate noticed in motion in November 2019 when he defeated Ghana’s Charles Adamu to stay his unbeaten report intact within the skilled circuit.
The 2008 Olympic bronze-medallist informed PTI that he has had a phrase with Top Rank and plans are afoot for a combat no less than via October.
“It will be outside India because it is unlikely that restrictions because of Covid-19 pandemic will ease by then. From what I gather, in the next two-three months, I will probably be able to fight,” the 34-year-old stated.
That’s the longer term: Vijender on fright with out fanatics
Top Rank resumed motion amid the pandemic on June nine with Olympic silver-medallist Shakur Stevenson defeating Felix Caraballo in a TV-only match held with out spectators.
“That’s the future given the situation. I think that’s how professional boxing will be. Unfortunate but that’s how it will adapt,” stated Vijender.
Speaking of adapting to the brand new standard within the pandemic-scarred global, the previous beginner global bronze-medallist stated fanatics must be saved away totally in the intervening time even supposing motion resumes.
“First of all, there shouldn’t be a rush. Secondly, you just cannot have crowds. I know they add to the atmosphere but safety first. You have to take every precaution to ensure that this doesn’t spread,” he stated.
“The post-Covid world would be great for broadcasters and advertisers because there is immense hunger for live sports right now,” he added.
“Boxing is easier to conduct in that sense because a very limited number of people are involved in action. They can be tested and kept in a bio-secure zone to ensure that nothing untoward happens.”
India has at all times been unpredictable: Vijender
And when does he see reside sports activities resuming in India at the same time as Covid-19 instances inch against the 6 lakh mark, Vijender stated at this level it’s tricky to mention.
“India has always been an unpredictable country, one can never be sure how things pan out here,” he laughed.
“On a serious note, I would only urge utmost caution before any decision on resuming competitions is taken,” he added.