Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh met Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar and offered his support to any government initiative aimed at promoting sports in the state.Â (Vijender Singh Wants to Emulate Manny Pacquiao)
Vijender, who turned professional earlier this year, is on his first trip to India after making the transition.
The 30-year-old former Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist won both the bouts he fought after turning pro. (Vijender Singh Knocks Out Sonny Whiting to Start Professional Boxing Career With a Bang)
"I am pleased to meet our chief minister and thanked him for extending his full support in the debut of my professional career. Mr. Khattar is very happy with my performance and he congratulated me for two back to back wins. I am happy that our Chief Minister is following my professional fights very closely," Vijender said after the meeting.
"During this meeting Mr. Khattar discussed with me about the future of boxing in our country and the development of sports in our state. (Vijender Singh Scripts First Round Knockout Win Over Dean Gillen)
"As we all know that Haryana has produced many international star players in different sports in the last few years, so I want this to continue in future also and I extend my full support to Mr. Khattar for the development and promotion of sports in Haryana," he added.
Vijender's next bout is scheduled to be held on December 19 in Manchester but his rival is yet to be decided.