Vijender Singh might say that he would give Olympic qualification a shot after doors were thrown open for professional boxers but his UK-based promoter Francis Warren on Monday made it clear that India’s biggest star simply does not have the time left to try for a Rio ticket.
Ever since the ‘International Boxing Association’ (AIBA) opened the Olympics for professional pugilists, India’s most successful boxer Vijender has been faced with just one question — will he give it a shot?
“If Vijender wins on July 16, he will enter the top-15 of the WBO rankings. From there, we are looking at a world title bout in the next few months.
It (going to Olympic qualifiers) is not something that he can decide on his own. He will have to discuss with us and we will do that in private, behind closed doors,” he added. Vijender has been fantastic.
He has learnt quickly, credit to him. He has faced six different kind of opponents so far and has knocked all of them out,” he Said