Vijender Singh's impressive start to his professional boxing career (4-0) has not gone unnoticed as one of the biggest names in boxing -- British boxer, Amir Khan -- wants to fight the Indian in India. If the fight happens to take shape, it will be the biggest test for the Indian boxer, who is also set to fight for the WBO Asia title in June.
Vijender has improved with each and every fight on the pro boxing circuit. Though, it might be early in his pro boxing career, Vijender has defeated some experienced boxers, since turning pro in 2015.
Amir Khan not only wants to fight Vijender, but has some mega plans in India. The British boxer wants to create world-class India boxers in the near future.
"Vijender Singh is the talent that India has in professional boxing and I would want to fight him in India soon. I am a big fan of Mary Kom and Vijender Singh. They are what they are because they had the opportunities," Press Trust of India quoted Khan as saying.
"The same is most of us and that's why I want to create these academies so that the facilities reach to all corners of India. I hope to create world-class boxers and MMA fighters in the next 2-3 years from India."
Khan may have expressed his desire to fight Vijender, but the British boxer, for now, has his eyes set on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 7. This is one of the biggest fights for Khan, who desperately wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the past.
Khan had to increase his weight category to take up this fight, which is said to be one of the biggest in 2016.
"This is my first challenger fight and I am training very hard to take on Canelo Alvarez on May 7," Khan said.
"I had to increase my weight category by two levels to fight for the middleweight title as there weren't any boxers left to fight in my earlier category, and when Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao refused to fight with me the only choice left to me was to take on boxers at different levels."