Not nervous, ultimate goal is to win world title: Vijender Singh

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is scheduled to make his first professional boxing bout on October 10.

Not nervous, ultimate goal is to win world title: Vijender Singh

New Delhi: Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is scheduled to make his first professional boxing bout on October 10.

Speaking to the Times of India, the boxer from Bhiwani said his ultimate goal was to win a world title.

“I will keep working hard. I will never sit back and live on my past achievements. My ultimate goal is to win a world title. I will give my best for that.

“To be honest, I am quite excited about the debut. No nervousness. You can't afford to be nervous in boxing, be it amateur or professional.Though at this point I don't know who I will fight, I am eagerly waiting for it to happen. I am hopeful of getting my professional career off to a good start,“ he told TOI.

“Pro boxing is different from amateur boxing and I am getting used to it. I am preparing for larger bouts. But even for the four round bout, I am working intensely on fitness, endurance and technique. It's not an easy task. But you have to put in these hard hours in professional boxing. The focus to get going is helping me.

The 29-year-old, who ended his amateur career in July by signing up with the UK-based and Francis Warren-owned Queensberry Promotions, was supposed to make his debut this month but that had to be postponed owing to a legal tussle with his employers -- Haryana Police.