New Delhi: All set for a worse though some-more remunerative veteran circuit, star Indian fighter Vijender Singh on Monday said he has no regrets about quitting amateur boxing only one year before a Olympics as it was a “right time” to do so.
Without doubt a biggest name in Indian fighting after he became a initial to bag an Olympic and World Championship medal, a 29-year-old sealed a multi-year agreement with Queensberry Promotions in London on Monday that will see a middleweight quarrel a smallest of 6 times in a initial year.
“I came here (London) to sight fundamentally though a promoters, a trainers and a comforts here were so considerable that we motionless that it was a right time to take a veteran plunge,” Vijender told PTI from London.
“I unequivocally favourite a set adult here and had a discuss with my mother (Archana) about going professional. She pronounced ‘why not’ and that was it. Professional was always on my mind and we felt that these promoters were only ideal for me,” he said.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) manners on boxers fasten veteran leagues other than a ones promoted by AIBA clearly state that they turn incompetent for amateur competitions.
“It’s not as if we won’t be representing a nation anymore. we would be doing that though on a opposite platform,” he said.
The chubby six-footer is not a initial Indian fighter to go veteran though is a biggest star that a nation has produced.
Asked because he chose to omit a veteran leagues run by a International Boxing Association (AIBA) that would have kept him authorised for Olympic participation, Vijender said, “The set adult here is most better.”
“I don’t consider we have a infrastructure or a support to be critical contenders in a World Series of Boxing (WSB) or a AIBA Professional Boxing (APB).”
“Professional fighting requires a whole new kind of approach. The infrastructure, coaching and medical comforts are intensely opposite from pledge and that’s because we thought signing adult with Queensberry was a improved idea,” he explained.
Speaking about his deal, Vijender pronounced he would be creation his pro entrance in September-October though a accurate report and a name of his competition is nonetheless to be fixed.
“Right now we am only training and that too for hours during a stretch. My examination starts during 9 in a morning and we sight compartment 4 in a evening. It leaves me emptied though we am thoroughly enjoying a experience,” pronounced a Haryana lad.
Vijender pronounced nonetheless it is a start of a new tour for him, he would skip his colleagues and seniors from a pledge circuit.
“I would really skip my ring partners and inhabitant manager Gurbax Singh Sandhu. They have been my strength and we appreciate them for everything. But we felt it was time to pierce on to something new. As for Indian boxing, we am always there whenever we am needed. In fact, we will be in a stands to hearten a group during a Olympics subsequent year,” he said.
“But during a same time, we feel India should now try veteran fighting and rise infrastructure for it,” he added.