Russia's Artysh Lopsan defeated Vijender Singh via a technical knockout to consign the Indian to his first loss in professional boxing.
Vijender Singh has not lost a bout after turning professional, boasting of a 12-0 record, which includes eight knock-outs.
Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh said he is confident of beating Artysh Lopsan of Russia on March 19 and continue his undefeated streak.
Vijender Singh will be returning to the boxing ring after over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vijender Singh's next professional bout against a yet-to-be-announced opponent will take place in Goa on the rooftop deck of a docked ship on March 19.
Vijender Singh said that he will return his Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award if the new agriculture laws are not withdrawn.
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Vijender Singh is hopeful of getting back into the ring in the next three months after his US-based promoter restarted bouts earlier this month.
India's sportspersons are pleading for caution as discussion rages on whether competitions can resume by August.
Sports stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli joined the nation in mourning Sushant Singh Rajput.
Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar have stepped forward to raise funds for Asian Games gold-winning former pugilist Dingko Singh
Vijender Singh said, "Obviously, I am at a loss but there is nothing that can be done. So, you just make peace with it and wait for things to normalise".
Vijender Singh urged the Sports Ministry and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to help Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa achieve their potential.
Vijender Singh demolished Ghana's former Commonwealth champion Charles Adamu to claim his 12th successive win.
Vijender Singh will take on former Ghanaian Olympian and two-time Commonwealth super middleweight champion Charles Adamu in the Rotunda Rumble 2 at the Caesars Palace in Dubai on November 22.
Vijender Singh will go into the bout in Dubai with an 11-0 unbeaten record.
Vijender Singh had said that Pakistan-origin British pugilist Amir Khan has been playing with "kids" so far.