Jaipur, India: WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh has refused to take African middleweight champion from Ghana Ernest Amuzu lightly, however, insisting that he is physically and mentally prepared to defend his two titles at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on December 23 in Jaipur.
The Indian boxing sensation will be defending his two titles which he won after winning six bouts abroad and three in India. This bout will be his fourth in the country.
The 32-year-old Bhiwani boy, who had won double title fight in August this year, entered professional boxing in the year 2015. Vijender has nine wins under his belt with seven of them being won by knockouts and two by Unanimous Decision. He has played 40 rounds in his nine fights of pro career so far.
In his last three title fights held in India, Vijender has won all three with two knockout wins and one unanimously.
Before winning double title fight against Chinese Zulpikar Maimaitiali in August this year, Golden boy of Indian boxing was challenged by Francis Cheka of Tanzania for his WBO Asia Pacific Title in December last year which was gracefully retained by Vijender Singh. Vijender Singh won his maiden title last year in July after defeating Kerry Hope of Australia.
Commenting on his double title defence, Indian hotshot Vijender Singh said, “After having rigorous training sessions for almost more than two months, I am fully prepared physically and mentally to defend my titles and want to end my year on a winning note in front of my own countrymen. No doubt Ernest is an experienced opponent, he will give me a few new tests, he has done more rounds than me and fought in title fights, but will that compete with the power that I have and when I start landing my shots I don’t believe he will be standing around too long, I am really excited for this fight”.
“After getting lot of support during last three fights in Delhi and Mumbai, I am eagerly waiting for this double title defence wherein I am expecting a lot of support and cheer from the fans of the Pink City of Jaipur. I am sure fans will turnout in large numbers at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur on 23rd December 2017 to cheer and motivate me” added Vijender Singh.
Meanwhile, Ernest Amuzu is also confident of winning his first fight in Asia against Vijender Singh who is currently at the 9th place in WBO rankings.
West African Boxing Union Middleweight champion and Ghanaian middleweight champion holds a record of 23 wins with 21 knockouts and two losses out of total 25 fights he has played so far in his career. This is his first fight in Asia.
Highly-experienced boxer from Ghana, Ernest Amuzu has also been an amateur boxer who participated in the Commonwealth Games 2002, All Africa Games in 2004 and two African Championships in 2003 and 2005.
Commenting on his 26th professional fight, Ernest Amuzu said, “I am looking forward to the double title defence in India. Nine before me have tried and failed to beat Vijender so now I will finally end his hope of defending his two titles. Everyone who has gone into the ring with him seem like they are a rabbit in headlights. I have seen nothing from Vijender Singh that worries me or causes any sleepless nights, so I am fully confident going into the fight and ready to knock him out. I hope that his chin is ready for the punches that I will be landing on them because for once he will be put under a real test by me”.
Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Amandeep Singh and two times Asian Boxing champion Kuldeep Singh will also be featured in the six all-Indian undercard bouts of Vijender Singh’s fight night.