The opponent for the third and the final pro boxing bout of the calendar year for Indian superstar Vijender Singh has been revealed, and it is not a Briton this time. The pugilist from Bhiwani is going to take on Bulgarian boxer Samet Hyuseinov on 19 December.
This fight is possibly going to be the most challenging one for Vijender in his pro boxing career, as the Bulgarian comes with an experience of notching seven wins from a total of 14 fights.
The Manchester Arena remains the venue once more. It was in this stadium that Vijender got his debut win as a pro boxer over Sonny Whiting and made a stunning statement in the pro boxing scene. The Indian then knocked out Dean Gillen in Dublin to record another emphatic victory.
However, his third fight may not look so easy. "This is another important fight for me that I must win so the pressure is on," the Olympic bronze medallist said in a release on Monday.
"I'm unbeaten and intend to stay that way going into next year where I am looking at my first title fight so I'm not letting Hyuseinov mess up my plans to get my first championship belt. While I got rid of Whiting and Gillen early, I'll have to see what Hyuseinov brings to the ring on the night.
"If I feel that I can take him out early I will go in for the early knockout and get the job done nice and quick," he explained his game plan.
Vijender is aware of the experience of the middleweight fighter from Bulgaria but he still remains upbeat of producing another good show. Hyuseinov however may be not willing to give the Indian a good time in the ring.
"Vijender Singh has never, never met anyone like me and he will realise what it is like with a real professional on the 19th December," the Bulgarian said.