Vijender Singh Birthday Special: The Ace Boxer's Story Is Truly Inspiring
Ace boxer Vijender Singh is one of the best ever boxers India has ever seen. The boxer is bringing the laurels for the country and working to guide the young talent in Boxing as well.
He has said, "I have always tried to see good in everything happening with me. Even after eliminating in the London Olympics Quarterfinals, I said to myself that, 'Don't lose heart, God has his own plans'. This is what gives me the strength to face any challenge and become stronger."
Vijender Singh is the first Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics and currently, he won the WBO Asia Pacific Champion and rose to the 6th position in WBO rankings. So, let's know the interesting inside story of Vijender Singh to become one of the best boxers.
The boxer was born on 29 October 1985 in a financially weak family in a village Kaluwas located near Bhiwani in Haryana. He born to Mahipal Singh Beniwal who used to work extra just to send Vijender to school. The boxer took his initial education in his village and then got his Bachelor's degree from Vaish College of Bhiwani. In the initial days, his elder brother Manoj decided to learn boxing, so Vijender decided to join boxing.
Later, Manoj entered the Indian Army in 1998 with the help of Boxing credentials. He then started giving full financial support to his brother Vijender. So, he joined Bhiwani Boxing club. There Indian Boxing coach Jagdish Singh recognized his talent and motivated him to take up boxing as a professional career.
Vijender first won a bout in state-level competitions then silver and gold medal in sub-junior nationals in 1997 and 2000. In the year 2003, he won a silver medal in the 2003 Afro-Asian games. The boxer has won many medals and titles. Vijender won the silver medal after defeating England's Neil Perkins in the semifinal in 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
In the year 2006 Doha Asian Games for the first time, he took part in the competition under middleweight (75 Kg) division and won a bronze medal. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Vijender won over Ecuadorian boxer Carlos Gongora with a score of 9-4 in the quarterfinals. He became the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal. He then won a bronze medal in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and gold medal in Guangzhou Asian games. In 2014, Vijender defeated England's Antony Fowler and won the silver medal. After signing a multi-year agreement with Queensberry Promotions through IOS Sports and Entertainment, he left his amateur career. The boxer has a hundred percent record in the professional career with record 10 wins out of 10 clashes.
Recently, the boxer won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title. To claim the title, he defeated China's Zulfikar Maimaitiali. Vijender is a perfect role model for the young generation.
Here's wishing Vijender Singh a very happy birthday.