Unbeaten Vijender faces Andrzej Soldra in sixth pro bout

London : Indian superstar Vijender Singh who is just one fight away from his summer Indian homecoming WBO Asia title fight, will face an experienced Polish Andrzej Soldra in his sixth professional fight at Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, Bolton (Lancashire) next week.

The red-hot super middleweight ace, who won Bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games has made an explosive start to his professional career in the paid ranks by blowing away his first five opponents, is undefeated in five fights with five knockouts in only 14 rounds of action.

The 30-year-old, from Bhiwani, is an icon in his homeland and his summer hero’s return will be a national homecoming event and he says that there is no way that rival Andrzej Soldra will upset that from happening.

Andrzej Soldra from Poland, comes into the fight against Vijender Singh with a record of 12 wins with five knockouts from 16 fights. The 30 year old has the edge in experience over Vijender Singh with 81 rounds under his belt and has no fear fighting his first fight abroad. Soldra also has a brilliant record in amateur career with 82 wins from 98 fights.

Soldra has only been stopped thrice in a professional career spanning over five years and will be looking to spoil the party when he makes his first appearance in UK soil. Vijender Singh knows it is crucial that he wins at the Macron Stadium before setting his eyes on a huge Indian homecoming.

Undefeated Vijender Singh claimed his fifth professional win at the Copper Box Arena last month with a blistering fifth round stoppage of Frenchman Matiouze Royer. The Indian knockout merchant ended the contest in the fifth round with a punishing stoppage win over Royer and will be looking to claim another KO win at the Macron Stadium.

Commenting on his sixth fight Vijender Singh said, “I have seen videos of Soldra he is a good opponent but I am preparing very hard to give him a tough time in the ring. He’s very experienced though and with 16 fights and 81 rounds he’s got the advantage over me in that department but I will stop him”.

“I know this fight is very crucial for me and I need to continue my unbeaten record and it’s important that I put on a commanding performance against Soldra to keep on course for my title shot and my homecoming. I am really excited to finish off my sixth fight on a winning note and then compete for Asia title in front of my home crowd”. (ANI)