Bronze medalist Vijender Singh ends Olympics chapter

Vijender Singh bids adieu to his Olympics career 

Indian Hunk Vijender Singh, wearing boxing gloves, during practice session

Olympic champion Vijender Singh turning professional boxer by bidding adieu to his amateur career today, he will be ruling himself our of his Olympics career of next year and no longer will represent India for +Olympics

He is the biggest name in Indian boxing so far after bagging the first Olympic medal. The proud Indian boxer signed a multi year agreement with Queensberry Promotions through IOS Sports and Entertainment today. The company will see the middleweight fight a minimum of 6 times in their initial year.

Coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu 

Vijender's dive into professional format means he would not be representing Team India at the Olympics level. He said that it is bad news for the team overall.

Coach Gurbax Sing Sandhu said, "But he is an individual and he is free to decide his career. He must have thought something."

Francis Warren, heads of Queensberry Promotions

"I am very excited to have brought such a talent and determined individual over to the UK and can not wait to see what Vijender is capable of doing in the professional ranks after achieving so much as an amateure." said Francis Warren.

"After spending the past week with him in Manchester, there is no doubt in my mind that he has what it takes to be a very successful professional boxer, not only due to his undoubted natural talent, but also due to his drive and focus.

"He has a clear idea of what he wants to achieve and I am over the moon that he will be doing that with Queensberry Promotions and BoxNation," he added.

Vijender Singh on his professional path

Vijender Sing salutes, boxing champion of olympics, salutes the crowd, bid adieu to olympics

"I'm excited to turn pro and looking forward to the new chapter of my life. I want to train hard and perform for my country at the global level. IOS will be managing my pro boxing career along with Queensbury Promotions with broadcaster BoxNation. My immediate goal will be to work hard and make a good boxing record in the next year or so," Vijender said at a press conference.

Actor Vijender Singh

We have also experienced his acting skills through his 2014 Bollywood movie "Fugly" which had plot of The fun-filled and carefree life of four college friends comes to an abrupt end when they cross paths with a corrupt police officer.

Kiara Advani, Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba, in movie poster of Fugly

Fugly was produced by ace actor +Akshay Kumar+Ashvini Yardi, Alka Bhatia. And the boxer shared the screen with other actors +Kiara Advani, Mohit Marwah, Arfi Lamba. The film was directed by +Kabir Sadanand

Tags: Vijender Singh, Olympics medalist, Bronze medal winner, Indian Olympics, Professional Boxing, Sports.

Source: IBN News
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