Vijender eyes hat-trick of pro boxing wins on Saturday


Indian ace Vijender Kumar is aiming for a knockout verdict while looking to complete a hat-trick of wins in professional boxing on Saturday when he takes on Bulgarian Samet Hyuseinov at Manchester Arena in England.

In his first two bouts, the middleweight boxer wiped off Sonny Whiting in three rounds in October and then Dean Gillen in the first round last month.

“I have seen Samet’s record, it’s not impressive. Out of 14 fights, he has won seven. I don’t think it will be going to affect me. I have prepared hard this time and tried my new techniques,” he said.

“During three weeks of my training more focus was on sparring with some of my best fellow boxers. I am ready and confident of giving Samet a tough time in the ring. He speaks a lot in the media about me, but all I can say is I am excited to go in the ring tomorrow and it will be an interesting fight this time for all the fans. I will show him what I can do in the ring. Fans will enjoy and watch another knockout.”

The Bhiwani-based Vijender further said, “I am taking my professional career step by step. Fighting every month is good for me and it is helping me in getting more focused. I am settled now and have used to the local conditions. Every day is a new learning for me and this learning process is really painful. I am excited to have my fight in India next year. I am sure that fight will be a huge boost for Indian boxing.”

Hyuseinov too said he was eyeing to knock Vijender out quickly.

“I am not worried on taking Vijender Singh as I have not seen his fight. I would never fight if I was always worried of my opponents. I’m a fighter that is what I do.  He has two fights and two wins at some time he will get hit back and see how he reacts then. I take it each fight as it comes,” he said.

“I don’t think Vijender is ready to fight someone like me yet and he is saying what he will do to me as if I don’t exist and he will stop me. I’m the most dangerous opponent to date for him. I am ready to knockout Vijender in early rounds.”