A file photo of Vijender Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
India's boxing sensation Vijender Singh is eyeing another knockout win during his double title defence against African Champion Ghana's Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur on December 23.
The 32-year-old Indian, who is the WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion, currently holds a 9 -0 record with seven knockout wins out of which six wins were recorded abroad and three in India.
This will be his fourth bout in the country.
With an aim to make it 10-0 in the Pro boxing ring, Vijender is training hard and warned his rival to not take him lightly.
"My trainers Lee Beard and John Joyce are in India and we have watched videos of Ernest, my previous opponent was SouthPaw and now Ernest is Orthodox so I have worked a lot on changing my technique according to this opponent," Vijender, who had won a bronze at Beijing Olympics, said.
"My coaches have worked out strategies against him in the ring. I am almost prepared for this fight. I know Ernest is experienced than me in professional boxing with 25 fights and 23 wins but my amateur experience always helps me when I face opponents in the pro boxing ring.
"I think he should not take me lightly in the ring, I will knock him out in the early rounds. This will be my last fight of 2017 and I would like to end my year on a winning note that too with a knockout win," he added.
Amuzu has threatened to leave Indian star boxer Vijender Singh "beaten and broken" when they clash at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium.
"I know this is a mind game and before this all my nine opponents have tried the same strategy but I am always focussed on my training," Vijender said.
"Let Ernest do this trash talk, but I am working hard doing 10 rounds of sparring daily with different boxers."