Vijender Singh to face Mike Snider on 13 July in New Jersey for his US debut
Indian knockout king is ready for his comeback in the ring after he sustained injury during sparing in March this year
New Delhi, 27 June 2019: Indian Boxing Sensation Vijender Singh is all set to make his comeback in the ring on 13 July 2019 against Mike Snider at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh will make his US debut on the undercard of American boxing star Shakur Stevenson vs Franklin Manzanilla. It is set to be an eight-round contest.
Vijender Singh has signed up with legendary promoter Bob Arum’s company Top Rank last year for his professional career in the US.
India’s undefeated champion Vijender was supposed to make his US debut in April on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla in Los Angles but he had to pull out of the fight due to an injury which he had sustained during a sparring session and got eight stitches on his left eyebrow.
The 33-year old Vijender Singh is unbeaten in 10 bouts he has had in his pro career so far with 7 knockout wins. Vijender who is currently training under globally acclaimed champion trainer Lee Beard in Manchester is confident of his victory against Mike Snider.
Commenting on his fight Vijender Singh said “I am back ! Due to injury which I had sustained during my sparring session in March this year, my US debut was postponed but now I am ready and excited to be back in the ring. I am training hard under my trainer Lee Beard and working on improving my fitness. I have watched videos of Mike Snider he is a good boxer but I am ready to give him a tough time in the ring like I have done with my previous opponents. I am ready to knock him down in the early rounds”.
The 38-year old US born Mike Snider is an experienced professional boxer with a record of 13-5-3 and has stopped eight of his opponents inside the distance. In his last fight in February this year, he fought against Tommy Hughes in Chicago and lost the fight. But he is looking at winning 14th pro fight of his career.
“I know Vijender has not lost even a single fight in his professional career so far, being an experienced boxer I have my plans in place to knock him down in the early 3-4 rounds. I am sure this will be the most difficult fight of his career. I am really excited to knockout the first Asian boxer on 13 July” said Mike Snider.
Neerav Tomar, promoter IOS Boxing Promotions said “I am happy to see Vijender Singh back in action, he is training hard under Lee Beard and gearing up for his US debut which is just two weeks away. I am sure Vijender will start strong with his first fight in US”.
The fight will be broadcast live on ESPN.