Come the end of the year, and we are up for some exciting sporting events across the world. And one of the biggest of all the events is definitely going to be Vijender Singh’s next fight. Vijender Singh who boasts of a bronze medal in boxing while representing India in the Olympic Games will be up in the ring in order to defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) November 17, 2016
Vijender Singh’s Next Fight: Ticket News
This is something the Indians can’t simply afford to miss. And it’s time that they should start booking their seats inside the Thyagaraj Stadium as the lines for booking the tickets have already opened. The match is on the December 17th and the tickets for the match are available on the website of BookmyShow (click here for booking tickets). The least price of the tickets is set at 1000 INR which will enable the viewers to get access to the general stand inside the stadium while the 1500 INR tickets are for the Premium Stand. The tickets for the VIP Stand is priced at 2000 INR, the Gold Ringside at 10,000 INR and the Platinum Ringside at 15,000 INR. Good news for the spectators is that they will get an additional discount of 10% if the tickets are booked earlier. To avail this early bird offer, the viewers must book their tickets on or before November 30, 2016. There are about 5000 tickets up for the grab.
Vijender Singh’s title Defence: Match Preview
Vijender Singh’s title defence encounter will be played in the same Thyagaraj Stadium where he played against Kerry Hope way back on July 16, 2016. In that match, Vijender Singh emerged victorious and achieved the Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title. People were found to be going crazy before the start of the match as they cheered the home lad.
This time round Vijender Singh will be up against Francis Cheka who is also the current Intercontinental champion. Vijender Singh, who is aged 31 at the moment, has reportedly gone through rigorous training in the build-up to the match. He even told that he has been going through an entirely different level of training in Manchester ahead of this match against Francis Cheka. It will be a really great way to finish the year for Vijender and his coach Lee Beard who have had a decent run of form till now.
In fact, Beard has been quoted saying, “We have been working on Vijender’s strength and power in the gym, and he is punching a lot harder. I can already see the benefits of the high-intensity training sessions we have been putting him and everyone will see an even better Vijender on December 17th.” Praising Vijender Singh, he added, “Of all the fighters I have trained, he is one of the best when it comes to learning; he is an extremely quick learner. He will be prepared and ready to defend his title in style.”
Francis Cheka is considered to be one of the biggest challenges that Vijender has come across in his pro career as a boxer. Cheka, a Tanzanian, is currently the Super Middleweight Champion under the World Boxing Federation. It seems that it will be a great battle between Vijender and Cheka that is going to be on show December 17, 2016, at the Thyagaraj Stadium.
Vijender’s Next Fight: Players’ Excerpts
Before the much-awaited tie between Vijender Singh and Cheka gets away, both the players had very little to say. Cheka spoke very less and what he said through his manager can be summed as that he is ready to show it in the ring. And once the game starts, he will show what he is capable of. Cheka has a formidable record as far as his performances on the professional circuit are concerned. In the 43 fights that he has taken part all this while, the 34-year old has managed to win 32, and 17 of those have been by knocking out the opponent.
Vijender Singh will have a mighty opponent to face when he will step up into the ring this evening. But he sounded confident enough before his bout against Cheka. He has been quoted saying, “It would be naïve to think of pressure of facing a more experienced opponent this time.” These words echo the fact that he is pretty confident ahead of the bout against Cheka. He also said that he would like to focus on the match rather than thinking about what the opponent has in store, and that is the most important thing.
Vijender’s Next Fight: Match Details
Date: December 17, 2016
Venue: Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi, India
Time: 07:30 PM IST; 02:30 PM BST, 11:30 PM AEDT
Vijender’s Next Fight: TV Guide and Online Streaming
TV Listings: Vijender Singh’s title defence will be telecasted live on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 4 in India and on Box Nation in the UK.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match between Vijender Singh and Francis Cheka will be available on Hotstar.
Hope that the updates on the availability of the tickets for the Vijender Singh’s next fight with Francis Cheka and also the preview, besides the TV details and online streaming details helps you keep track of the proceedings. Keep an eye on this thread for further news and updates regarding Vijender Singh’s next fight at the Thyagaraj Stadium.