MANCHESTER: Star Boxer Vijender Singh is all excited to fight in the city of his heroes this february.
Vijender Singh, who stays undefeated all his three fights inside three rounds, has his first fight of the year at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 13th February and is looking to putting on another top outing at the birthplace of his idols – The Beatles.
While we hardly see boxers with idols other than top boxers, the Bhiwani based superstar calls John, Paul, Ringo and George as his icons. And while Vijender is priming himself for action at the Echo Arena, his first port of call in the city will be the legendary Cavern Club on Mathews Street.
As Vijender says “When I turned professional in England I hoped that I would one day fight in Liverpool and fight at the birthplace of my heroes, now that dream will come true on February 13,”.
“I love the Beatles music since I was a child back home and my parents are big fans of their music and I believe that my grandparents went to see them when they came to India in the late 1960s so growing up I remember all the hits Hey Jude, Yesterday, All You Need Is Love, Let It Be, Penny Lane, Here Comes The Sun, I love it all. I can’t wait to get to Liverpool, I’ve never fought in the city before as an amateur so now I will get my chance to get down to the Cavern Club finally. Madison Square Garden may be the home of boxing, but for me I have to get to the Cavern Club!” he further added.
Speaking about legends from Boxing arena, he said “I admired boxing legends like Ali and Sugar Ray while growing up, but they were never really my heroes, The Beatles however were the center of my life growing up, I wanted to be a rock star! We’ll I’m rocking opponents in the ring now!”
Singh is very excited for the year ahead and aims to start this year in knockout style when he fights over six rounds in an international contest against an opponent to be announced.
Speaking about his career as of now, he added, “I ended the year in great style and now I’m looking to begin it in the same fashion by knocking out whoever is put in front of me. This is an important year for me to continue developing and getting in more ring experience, but I’m looking to bring the excitement as well.”