Vijender Singh will face a tough opponent in Rocky Fielding, who has 25 wins out of pro fights.
Eight years ago, he scripted history by opening the country's account in amateur boxing's marquee event and Vijender Singh feels India might just go one better on that during the 19th World Championship, starting August 25 in Hamburg.
The legend of Vijender Singh continued to grow as the Indian boxing star outslugged his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a close bout to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title on Saturday.
Vijender Singh won his second title and ninth consecutive pro bout as he beat his Chinese opponent on points by a unanimous decision in Mumbai on Saturday.
Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali Fight: Vijender Singh beats Zulpikar Maimaitiali by unanimous decision to win his second title and also his ninth consecutive bout.
Vijender Singh will be hoping to win his ninth straight professional bout when he takes on China's Zulipikar Maimaitiali.
Vijender Singh is confident of stopping Zulpikar Maimaitiali in his ninth professional fight.
Vijender Singh has an undefeated 8-0 record to his name and will aim to extend his domination when he take on China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali in his professional bout on August 5 in Mumbai.
Overall, Vijender Singh has fought eight bouts with seven of them being won by knockout. He has 30 rounds under his belt, eight more than his opponent from China.
Zulpikar expressed confidence of winning against the Indian boxing star, saying he will knock Vijender down.
Both the boxers will put their respective titles at stake in a winner-takes-all clash that is likely to be held in the first half of August in Mumbai.
While Zulpikar Maimaitiali didn't specify reasons for his withdrawal from the fight, Vijender Singh's scheduled bout will go ahead on April 1 in Mumbai, albeit with a new opponent
Both the boxers will make their pro debut which is likely to happen in Mumbai on April 1. The fight night will see Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar's return to the ring after a long time.
The 31-year-old Vijender Singh, who overwhelmed Tanzania's Francis Cheka in his title defence in December last year, is undefeated in the circuit so far and is currently training in Manchester under the tutelage of his British trainer Lee Beard.
Up against Tanzania's former world champion Francis Cheka in his Super Middleweight title defence clash last night, Vijender Singh took less than 10 minutes to score a knockout win and remain undefeated in his professional career, which is eight fights old now.
Extending his winning streak to eight, Vijender Singh defeated Francis Cheka to succesfully defend his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title
Vijender Singh continued his unbeaten streak in pro-boxing, as he knocked out former world champion Francis Cheka in three rounds to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title
Undefeated in the circuit so far, Vijender Singh will defend his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title against Tanzania's Francis Cheka on Saturday