Singh Wants To Fight Khan In 2018
Over the weekend, Vijender Vijender dominated Ernest Amuzu in a unanimous victory to retain his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles.
An Olympic bronze medalist, Singh was delighted to end 2017 with a victory.
“Happy to end this year on a winning note. Now I will look forward to play at least two titles next year — Commonwealth and World title.”
“I would like to thank the people of Jaipur for making this show a big success and thanks to all my fans across India for their support,” Vijender said.
“I am really happy on winning this fight. I know he was a tough fighter and that is why the fight continued till 10 rounds, but yes, I was sticking to the strategy planned by my coaches, and that helped me in winning this fight.”
When Singh was asked about a possible fight with Amir Khan, Vijender said the time has come to settle the issue.
“He has boasted that he has two world titles, now I too have two world titles, so we should have a fight. Despite having different weight categories the bout can be arranged. We have seen such bouts having boxers of different weight categories,” said Vijender.
His promoter, Neerav Tomar of IOS, was hopeful of a bout with Amir.
“We have seen such fights before — like between Mayweather and Pacquiao — then why can not a fight between Vijender and Amir be arranged. In fact, we are working on it, and hopefully it will take place.”
Khan was recently asked about the idea of facing Singh, and despite their difference in weight – he said Singh was “not ready.”