He’s an Indian and he punches people for a living. At this point, dear reader, several names have flashed through your mind. But no, stop that train of thought. He is not a Bollywood actor, and neither is he a stuntman.
What he does… well it requires far more guts. And often quite a few spare teeth. He’s big, but the good kind of big, and as nimble as a deer. Tough as a tank and hits like a brick wall flying at Mach 2. Yes, ladies and gentleman, he is in fact, a boxer. Not just any boxer. He is India’s one and only Vijender Singh.
In his pro career, he has fought 9 professionals bouts and have lost 0. That is a 100% win ratio. Prior to that, he has won 5b, 3 silver’s and 2 gold medals in various international competitions and is a force to be reckoned with. Not only that, but look up his fights on YouTube, and you will see that he is terribly fun to watch.
Boxing is an art. Unlike most art forms, this one does include massive bodily harm. But by god, the better the artist, the more fun it is to see. You wouldn’t pay a museum to see a drawing made by a 5 year old. You pay a museum to see the Mona Lisa. Vijender Singh is Leonardo and his fights are his Mona Lisa. Like the awesome Roger Federer, Vijender Singh dances around his opponent. Quick on his feet. It’s like the best ballet you will ever see.
So I guess what I’m trying to say here is, boxing is far more for you than it is for the boxers themselves. Sure, the glory is theirs, but the real winner is YOU. Sitting near the ringside and cheering your man on. And when “your man” is Vijender Singh, the feeling you get when he wins, well… how can you not call yourself the winner?
So do yourself a favour, switch off your TV and go watch him play on the 23rd of December in Jaipur. Don’t just watch, be there in flesh and blood and not pixels and satellite signals.
Book tickets to catch Vijender Singh in action on 23rd December at Sawai Manshing Indoor Stadium, Jaipur today!