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Vijender looks forward to fourth pro bout

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Liverpool, Jan 7: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is eagerly looking forward to his fourth professiol fight which is scheduled to take place at the Echo Are here on Saturday.

The undefeated middleweight pugilist, who has won all his three professiol fights by knockout inside three rounds, is aiming to produce another explosive performance at the birthplace of his idols — The Beatles.

While boxers usually look to the sport’s legends like Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leord or greats like Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya for inspiration, the 30-year-old from Bhiwani, Harya, says Beatles John, Paul, Ringo and George are his icons.

And while Vijender is priming himself for action at the Echo Are, his first port of call in the city will be the legendary Cavern Club on Mathews Street.

“When I turned professiol 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,” Vijender Singh said in a statement on Thursday.

“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 like ‘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 filly. Madison Square Garden may be the home of boxing, but for me I have to get to the Cavern Club,” he added. “I admired boxing legends like Ali and Sugar Ray growing up, but they were never really my heroes, The Beatles however were the centre of my life growing up, I wanted to be a rock star. We’ll I’m rocking opponents in the ring now.” IANS

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