Vijender takes on Poland’s Soldra today
Unstoppable so far, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will take on Poland’s Andrzej Soldra in his first eight-round professional contest here on Friday. “I am fully up for my sixth fight. This will be my first eight round fight and I have worked a lot on endurance,” the 30-year-old former Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist said ahead of the bout.
“I have seen videos of Soldra. He is a good opponent but I am preparing very hard to give him a tough time in the ring. He is very experienced though and with 16 fights and 81 rounds he has got the advantage over me in that department but I will stop him.”
Vijender has been unbeaten so far in the circuit, winning all his bouts via Technical Knockouts. His previous fight, against Frenchman Matiouze Royer, was the longest of his fledgling pro career, lasting five rounds.
Friday’s fight would be Vijender’s last before he makes his India debut next month. Vijender will be fighting it out for the WBO Asia belt against a yet-to-be-named opponent in New Delhi on June 11.
Eager to head to India with an all-win record, Vijender will once again eye a quick win over Soldra at Macron Stadium, Premier Suite here.
Soldra comes into the fight with a record of 12 wins -- with 5 knockouts -- from 16 fights. The 30-year-old has the edge in experience over Vijender with 81 rounds under his belt. Soldra also has a brilliant record in amateur career with 82 wins from 98 fights.