New Delhi: Ace Indian boxer Vijender Singh finally got a green signal from Haryana government as it approved his leave application to train in England to compete in the professional circuit, according to a media report.
The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist and deputy superintendent of Haryana Police, in July sought a year’s extraordinary leave (from August 2015) to train and compete.
But the government didn’t approve it, which stirred up a controversy.
“The chief minister has approved the extraordinary leave of Vijender Singh and he can now train abroad and can take part in pro boxing,” a senior bureaucrat told Hindustan Times.
“His application was considered on the ground that when other sportspersons with the Haryana Police have been given permission to play in various professional leagues, he should also be allowed. In professional boxing too, if he wins, it is going to be credited to the country’s account.”
The 29-year-old has now crossed all initial hurdles and he can chase his professional boxing dream in England.