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Zulpikar refuses to fight Vijender on April 1

New Delhi, Feb 24: WBO Oriental super middleweight champion Zulpikar Miamiatiali, who was set to fight WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh in Mumbai on April 1, has backed out of the bout, the promoters IOS Boxing announced on Friday.

According to IOS Boxing Promotions, the talks with the Chinese promoters have fallen flat, but the fight will take place as scheduled with another boxer, who will be announced soon.

“Zulpikar has refused to fight Vijender Singh, but that does not mean that the fight will not take place… it is likely to happen later in the year. However, the bout, set for April 1 in Mumbai, has not changed. We are talking to other boxers in the same category as Vijender and we will announce the opponent soon… Later in summer,” IOS Boxing Promotions promoter Neerav Tomar said in a statement. IANS

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