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Upbeat Vijender Singh promises another knockout on Copper Box return

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh has promised his fans another big knockout win on his return to Stratford's Copper Box Arena when he takes on French terror Matiouze Royer on 30 April.

Knockout merchant Singh, who has blown away all four of opponents inside the opening round, boxed at the impressive Copper Box Arena as an amateur in 2012 where he reached the quarter finals of the unforgettable London Olympic Games.

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"I thoroughly enjoyed fighting in Stratford as an amateur. The Copper Box Arena is an amazing venue to fight at and I'm really looking forward returning and putting on another explosive performance for my fans in England and India," said Singh.

The 30-year-old boxer, faces his toughest challenge to date in the experienced Royer, who is a veteran of 44 fights. Royer has only been stopped twice in a career spanning over seven years and will be looking to spoil the party when he makes his second appearance on UK soil. All-action Singh knows he will have to be at his very best if he is to overcome his latest stumbling block.

He said, "Saturday night is going to be tough, Royer has 250 gruelling rounds under his belt compared to my 9. I know he's capable of mixing it up and making life difficult for me but he won't have a reply for my knockout power."

"Once I start landing on him it'll be all over, there's no doubt about that. I'm not going in to this fight looking for a big knockout but I'm predicting another big finish; if the opportunity comes to take him out I'll grab it with both hands," he added.


First published: 28 April 2016, 11:52 IST