Vijender to tie the knot with Delhi girl

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will tie the knot with a Delhi girl on Tuesday.

Updated: May 17, 2011, 09:08 AM IST

New Delhi: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will tie the knot with a Delhi girl on Tuesday.

The Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist, who returned to the country after winning a bronze in the
Arafura Games, conceded that he will tie the knot today
in his native village Kaluwas in Bhiwani.

"I am getting married on May 17, my would-be bride`s name
is Archana and she is from Delhi and that`s all I want to tell
about her. It is a private occasion and I hope my privacy is
respected," Vijender said.

The 25-year-old Haryana-lad, who won a gold medal at the
Asian Games last year, had earlier denied reports of the
impending marriage which came out last week, saying that they
were inaccurate.

"The tone of certain reports was offending. I wanted to
keep it under wraps till the time I was in Australia because I
didn`t want unnecessary media spotlight on the family of my
fiancee or my family," Vijender said.

"It`s a new chapter of my life and I am obviously
excited. It`s a bout in which loss is victory," he chuckled.

After marriage, Vijender has a busy schedule ahead as he
gets ready for the Olympic qualifiers, starting with the World
Championships in September.

The strapping six-footer jumped a division to light
heavyweight 81kg category in the Arafura Games and would be
back in the middleweight 75kg division for the coming events.

"It was just an experiment and I am satisfied with how I
performed. I am world number one in middle weight. I will be
competing in middleweight in the coming events, including the
Asian Championships next month," he said.

PTI