It was the right time to turn pro: Vijender

All set for the tougher but more lucrative professional circuit, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Monday said he has no regrets about quitting amateur boxing just one year before the Olympics as it was the "right time" to do so. Without doubt the biggest name in Indian boxing after he became the first to bag an Olympic and World Championship medal, the 29-year-old signed a multi-year agreement with Queensberry Promotions in London on Monday that will see him fight a minimum of six times in the first year. "I came here (London) to train but the promoters and the facilities here were so impressive that I decided that it was the right time to take the professional plunge."


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