India's first Olympic and world championships medalist in boxing, Vijender Singh’s professional debut in USA will have to wait a little longer as the boxer injured himself during a sparring session in Los Angeles.
The 2008 Olympics Bronze medalist, Vijender Singh's bout scheduled for April 12, now stands postponed for a later date.
His US debut at the Staples Center was to be an eight-round contest and his opponent was yet to be decided.
There’s a bad news for my fans,I got injured during the sparring session and sustained six stitches on my left eyebrow. Unfortunately will not be able to fight on 12th April in LA(USA). रुक जाना नहीं है हमें हार के,काटों पे चलके ही मिलेंगे साये बहार के pic.twitter.com/0RQiBssLYt
"I got hurt during a sparring session on Friday. My left eye has received two kinds of stitches and doctors have told me they would remove the just the external stitches on coming Friday," Vijender told PTI from his training base.
Vijender is so far unbeaten in his 10-bout pro career and claimed the WBO Asia Pacific super welterweight title during his stint with England. The celebrated Indian turned professional in 2015.
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