Vijender Singh targets World Title in 2020
New Delhi, 18 July 2019: India’s ace knockout king Vijender Singh clinched yet another super-middleweight title in the US circuit registering his 11th consecutive victory in international professional boxing.
In the eight-rounder title challenge, Vijender knocked out boxer Mike Snider in four rounds during his US debut at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey.
Addressing the media soon after his return on Thursday, Vijender said “I am happy with my US debut. I really enjoyed fighting in Newark in front of a packed stadium of nearly 6000 people. Now I am looking forward to resuming my training after a short break of one week and will prepare hard for my next two fights. I am really happy with the way Top Rank and IOS Boxing Promotions have made a roadmap for me, leading to the World title fight should I win my next 2-3 fights. I would like to thank Platinum Heavy Duty Cement for their continuous support in this journey”.
Vijender who has consistently been winning professional fights at the international level since his comeback a few years back has been associated with the JK Organisation’s Platinum Heavy Duty Cement as its brand ambassador since mid-2017.
Congratulating the ace boxer on his victory Dr Shailendra Chouksey, Whole-time Director of JK Lakshmi Cement said, “it’s a proud moment for all of us as Vijender has been fairing exceedingly well in the circuit ever since he has been back.” Dr. Chouksey asserted that “it is commendable that in a short span since he returned as a professional fighter he has been able to knock out opponents consistently over 11 consecutive fights; similar to our Platinum Brand that has been able to dislodge its competitors over a short span.”
Mr. Neerav Tomar, Promoter, IOS Boxing Promotions said, “I am happy that after a gap of 18 months Vijender is back in the ring with a victorious US debut. It took us a long time to do this collaboration with world’s top promoters, Top Rank Boxing but I am really happy with the way Top Rank has made plans to shape up Vijender’s career till the World title fight”.
Vijender who holds the WBO Oriental and the Asia Pacific Super-middle-weight titles is now eyeing the World title in 2020 but before that, he plans to fight twice this year if promoters Top Rank Boxing can provide the same. In the Super-middleweight
The boxer made his professional debut in 2015 against Sonny Whiting in the UK and so far he has a record of 11-0 with 8 knockout wins including two titles – WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight. Vijender currently trains under globally acclaimed champion trainer Lee Beard in Manchester.
About Platinum Heavy Duty Cement:
Platinum Heavy Duty Cement is cement brand of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. the cement arm of JK Organisation. Inspired from the Heavy-Duty performance, the company has designed a truly innovative cement which embodies heavy duty in each and every particle.
The company has always been an industry out-performer. The brand today is meeting India’s infrastructure needs with a wide range of world-class multiple grades of cement to build runways, highways and the dream houses for the people of India. It has adopted eco-friendly processes that involve recycling of waste, conservation of soil and reduction in emission and has introduced products which shortens construction time and enhances project sustainability.
It operates fully computerized integrated cement facilities at Sirohi and Udaipur in Rajasthan, Durg (Chhatisgarh), Kalol and Surat in Gujarat and Jharli (Haryana), at par with international standards. It has an annual capacity of about 13 million tons.
Besides being a socially responsible corporate in terms of including the socio-economically backward rural communities in its expansion plans, the company has also been supporting and promoting sports activities including boxing.