Herbalife International India, today signed deal with IOS Boxing Promotions to be the title Sponsor of the Asia Pacific Boxing Championship scheduled tomorrow at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi.
In a press conference to unveiling of the title belt in New Delhi today, Mr. Ajay Khanna, Vice President & General Manager – Herbalife International India, speaking about the title sponsorship deal, said, “The Asia Pacific Boxing Championship is the first ever International pro-boxing show in India, and comes at a time when India is emerging as a big market for pro-boxing.”
Further he added, “At Herbalife we constantly look for such opportunities to fuel the development of sports and sports persons. Nutrition is vital for overall being, even more so in sports. In a high endurance sport like boxing, where agility and fitness are paramount, the role and importance of nutrition are amplified. Herbalife’s association with this event exemplifies our commitment to a healthy, active life, supported by good nutrition.”
After signing the deal with Mr. Khanna, Mr. Neerav Tomar, Promoter IOS Boxing Promotions said “I would like to welcome on board Herbalife as our partner for WBO Asia Pacific Boxing Championship. We are going to put up first ever mega professional boxing show for the fans in our country, I am sure everyone will enjoy it”.
This was the day just behind the clash between the Australian Kerry Hope and Indian Boxer Vijender, so a weigh in was done ahead of tomorrow’s fight show with Kerry Hope, the Indian star professional boxer Vijender Singh hit the weight today at 74.9. The undefeated Knockout King from Bhiwani who is looking to continue his winning streak with 7-0, looked in shape weighing in at 74.9, while Hope came in at 75.7 and looked in a fabulous condition before his bout in India.
The list of other boxers and their weight categories are mentioned in the table below:
During the weigh in, Hope challenged Vijender, saying “ He doesn’t look like he is training as hard as I am.”
A calm headed Singh, who has won all his previous 6 bouts, didn’t give much air to the comment and like a pro said, “I will show him tomorrow how much I have been training. It will be a great fight night,” along the line of my talent will do the talking, and an opponent at the ring is to be dealt with there only.
Further, promising all his supporters of a win, Vijender added confidently, “ this time its going to be a little difficult, but I will make it happen, I have been training very hard and I am pretty confident of my win against Hope. This could be my seventh knockout and what better way to celebrate than to play in your own country.”