Vijender Singh is one of the greatest Indian professional boxers of all time and is best known for being the only Indian professional boxer to win a medal in the Olympics in 2008; Vijender Singh made history by becoming the first Indian boxer to win an award at the Olympics, earning bronze in Beijing, China. The first Indian boxer to win a medal at the London Olympics and, best known as the WBO Asia-Pacific champion, climbed to sixth in the WBO rankings. Vijender Singh made India very proud of his incredible boxing skills; he was a very consistent boxer from the very beginning, keeping up with the form for many years.
2003 marked a turning point in his career as Singh became Indian Youth Boxing Champion, and in the same year, he rose to fame after winning a gold medal at the Afro-Asian Games held in Hyderabad, India. He trained at the Bhiwani Boxing Club, where former national-level boxer Jagdish Singh recognised his talent. Vijendra became an avid boxer from an early age and quickly decided to take boxing seriously as a career option. Vijender was inspired by his older brother Manoj to join boxing.
Vijender Singh made India very proud of Vijender Singh’s incredible boxing skills; he was a very consistent boxer from the start, keeping up with the form for many years. Six years later, the personification of Indian boxing turned pro and has since won 12 pro fights. Vijender Singh volunteered to take on a role in the Haryana Police Department, made multiple screen appearances on reality shows, made his Bollywood debut in 2014. Vijender Singh won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) regional super-middleweight titles (Asia-Pacific and East) but appeared to have been stripped of the belts due to inactivity; he was second in the WBO Asia Pacific rankings in recent months, led by Australian Zac Dunn, who hasn’t fought in a few years.
Vijender Singh suffered the first loss of his professional boxing career when Russian Artysh Lopsan ended his 12 consecutive unbeaten fights with a TKO at the Ship Fight in Goa. Russian boxer Artysh Lopsan was delighted to be the first man to stop the Indian colossus. Vijender has the experience and unbeaten streaks, while Russian Artysh Lopsan has a good track record. India’s most popular and successful boxer Vijender Singh hails from Haryana. Luckily for Vijender Singh, being the biggest star in a country as dense as India is still profitable. Professional promoters are looking to find a way to break through boxing into the Indian mass market.