Indian Boxer Vijender Singh Injured, US Debut Postponed

Indian boxer Vijender Singh, who was scheduled to make his United States debut next month on the Vasyl Lomachenko – Anthony Crolla card on April 12th at the Staples Center had to withdraw from his fight due to an injury. Vijender posted an image of the gash he suffered during a sparring session, and has been ruled out of his upcoming boxing match.

Singh, who is the current WBO Asia Pacific Super Welterweight Champion is currently undefeated, winning all of his ten fights in his professional career. Vijender Singh signed with Top Rank to much fanfare recently, and was scheduled to make his highly-anticipated US debut next month.

However, it was reported yesterday that Vijender suffered a nasty injury due to an inadvertent elbow by his sparring partner. Talking to TOI, Vijender elaborated on the freak accident, and what is next to come for the Indian pugilist.

“I got hurt during a sparring session on Friday”, Vijender explained. “My left eye has received two kinds of stitches and doctors have told me they would remove just the external stitches on coming Friday.

“I can’t recall the name of the guy I was sparring with, but I got hit by his elbow”, Singh revealed. “It is disappointing to be held back by something like this, but I believe whatever God does, is always for the best. So I’m sure he has a better plan for me.”

Vijender Singh sporting a gash on his eyelid

Vijender Singh has been training with legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach since 2012, and has now shifted his training base to Los Angeles. When asked if there was a tentative timeline for his return, Vijender said that it was too early to speculate about anything.

“It will only be known once my injury heals”, Vijender said. “It’s going to take some time. My trainer (Freddie Roach) was furious with the boy who accidentally hit me. But it is all part of life, and I’m never the one to sulk.

“Because apart from this, I’m really enjoying training here”, Singh revealed. “I’m really looking forward to making a name for myself here.”

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