Bolton: Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh hit the weight at Thursday’ weigh-in ahead of Friday's night’s showdown with Andrzej Soldra at Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, Bolton. Undefeated Vijender Singh, gunning for his sixth professional victory promises to put on another explosive performance for his fans.
The fight will be telecasted live on Star Sports 2 and HD 2 on 13 May 2016 from 10:30 pm IST onwards.
The red-hot super middleweight ace, who won Bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games has made an explosive start to his professional career in the paid ranks by blowing away his first five opponents, is undefeated in five fights with five knockouts in only 14 rounds of action.
The 30-year-old, from Bhiwani, is an icon in his homeland and his summer hero’s return will be a national homecoming event and he says that there is no way that rival Andrzej Soldra will upset that from happening.
Andrzej Soldra from Poland, comes into the fight against Vijender Singh with a record of 12 wins with 5 knockouts from 16 fights. The 30 year old has the edge in experience over Vijender Singh with 81 rounds under his belt and has no fear fighting his first fight abroad. Soldra also has a brilliant record in amateur career with 82 wins from 98 fights.
Soldra has only been stopped thrice in a professional career spanning over five years and will be looking to spoil the party when he makes his first appearance in UK soil. Vijender Singh knows it is crucial that he wins at the Macron Stadium before setting his eyes on a huge Indian homecoming.
Undefeated Vijender Singh claimed his fifth professional win at the Copper Box Arena last month with a blistering fifth round stoppage of Frenchman Matiouze Royer. The Indian knockout merchant ended the contest in the fifth round with a punishing stoppage win over Royer and will be looking to claim another KO win at the Macron Stadium.
"This fight will be my first eight rounder so I am currently working on endurance and building my strength so that if fight goes long then I have the capability to compete against my opponent. My training is becoming tough day by day and my immediate focus is to win this fight and make it 6-0 of my pro career before playing in the homecoming title fight. Due to increase in the number of rounds my coaches have worked hard on my fitness and stamina" said Vijender Singh.
“I know this fight is very crucial for me and I need to continue my unbeaten record and it’s important that I put on a commanding performance against Soldra to keep on course for my title shot and my homecoming. I am really excited to finish off my sixth fight on a winning note and then compete for title in front of my home crowd” added Vijender.
Vijender’s opponent Andrzej Soldra feels that he will stop the winning streak of Indian boxer.
“I am sure Vijender must be worried to face me tomorrow in the ring. But I will definitely do a horror show with him. I am fully prepared for this” said Soldra.