Indian star boxer Vijender Singh, who is making a lot of statements in the pro circuit, will take on Hungarian Alexander Horvath in his fourth pro boxing fight on March 12 in Liverpool.
After getting past the likes of Sonny Whiting, Dean Gillen and Samet Hyuseinov in the most comfortable fashion possible, Vijender takes on an opponent who is a decade younger to him. Twenty-year-old Horvath has five wins from seven pro boxing fights in his career.
The Hungarian also has experience of fighting in different countries across the world, making him possibly the most experienced boxer Vijender has faced so far in the pro circuit.
But that's the part and parcel of winning and Vijender knows that the more you win, the more you get to fight with the best.
"I need to continue my unbeaten record and it's important that I put on a commanding performance against Horvath and then next at Harrow [in his fifth pro boxing bout just three weeks later] to keep on course for my title shot and my homecoming," Vijender was quoted by Press Trust of India.
"Horvath is a good solid opponent, maybe he will give me a few new tests, he has done more rounds than me and has a bit more experience, but will that compete with the power that I have and when I start landing my shots. I don't believe that he'll be standing around for too long," the pugilist from Bhiwani didn't mince words.
Horvath, who has participated in 31 rounds in his pro boxing career already, wants Vijender to get ready for suffering the first defeat of his career as a pro boxer.
"Everyone who has gone into the ring with him [Vijender] seem like they are a rabbit in headlights," the Hungarian said. "I have seen nothing from Singh that worries me or causes sleepless nights so I'm fully confident going into the fight and ready to knock him out."
"I hope that his chin is ready for the punches that I will be landing on them because for once he will be put under a real test by me," he added.