MC Mary Kom to be Part of Vijender Singh's WBO Asia Title Bout

Updated: 01 July 2016 16:39 IST

Mary Kom will organise a special bout for her boxing foundation in the undercards of Vijender Singh, in which two female boxers of her foundation will participate in a three-round contest

MC Mary Kom to be Part of Vijender Singh
MC Mary Kom had backed Vijender Singh when he had decided to turn pro last year. © AP

New Delhi:

Five times World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom will be part of Vijender Singh's bout for the WBO Super Middle-weight Asia Pacific Championship Title, to be held at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on July 16.

Mary Kom will organise a special bout for her boxing foundation in the undercards of Vijender Singh. In this bout, two female boxers of her foundation will participate in a three round contest.

Commenting on this association, Mary Kom said: "I am really excited to be part of Vijender's first title fight. This biggest ever professional boxing show will give big boost to Indian Pro boxing and I am sure this will attract more and more young kids to start playing boxing as a sport. Two female boxers of my foundation will be part of the undercard fight. I would like to wish goodluck to my dear brother Vijender Singh and will be there in Delhi to cheer him."

Welcoming Mary Kom's association with his bout, Vijender said: "I welcome my sister MC Mary Kom for being part of my title bout. I am sure boxing fans will enjoy the undercard fight of women boxers from Mary Kom foundation."

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Highlights
  • Mary Kom will organise a bout in the undercards of Vijender Singh
  • Two female boxers of her foundation will compete in a three round contest
  • Vijender will face Kerry Hope for WBO Asia title on July 16
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