Star boxer Vijender Singh invited Sachin Tendulkar for his WBO Asia title fight and briefed the cricket legend about the structure and future of professional boxing. (Vijender Singh Discusses State of Indian Boxing With Prime Minister Narendra Modi)
Vijender, who has won all his four fights since turning pro last year, is on a short 10-day Holi break in India before his next bout on April 30 in London. (Vijender Singh's Next Pro Bout Postponed to April 30)
The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist, who is a huge fan of Tendulkar, met the batting great in Gurgaon and invited him for his first professional home bout scheduled to be held in the capital on June 11.
During the meeting that lasted half an hour, Vijender spoke about the structure and future of professional boxing.
"Meeting the legend Sachin Tendulkar is always an inspiration for any of the sportsperson. I would like to thank Sachin sir for giving me time out of his busy schedule and I have invited him for my WBO Asia title fight scheduled to be held on 11 June in Delhi," said Vijender.
"I am happy that Sachin follows boxing and he asked me about my training regime of pro boxing. He was happy the way my professional career is progressing, he asked me about the structure of professional boxing in other countries. Meeting him was really a big motivation for me and he assured me of full support for my all future bouts," he added.
Vijender is no longer a part the amateur boxing circuit but has expressed concern about the shambolic state of its administration in India. The star pugilist, on Wednesday, took up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting.