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‘Now, I’m in my boxing zone. There’s no politics here’

DNMUM439192 | 7/13/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :781

Mumbai: Vijender Singh last entered the ring as a professional boxer in December 2017, winning his 10th straight pro bout in Jaipur and proudly exclaiming after it that was he ready to fight for the Commonwealth and World title in 2018.
A little over a year and a half since, the 33-year-old hasn’t had a fight, let alone for any of those fancy titles.
Multiple factors were behind that, some under Vijender’s control, some not quite. Lack of fights, change of promoters, injuries and an experimental, last-minute entry into politics – the ingredients of his absent dish were varied.
The wait has finally ended, however, as Vijender makes his much-awaited US debut in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday (early Sunday
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