Chinese boxer and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Miamiatiali has backed out to fight Indian boxer and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh in the upcoming April 1 event.
Talks between promoters of Vijender Singh, IOS Boxing Promotions and the Chinese promoters were going on with regards to the 1st April fight, however, the talks have now seemed have fallen flat.
Neerav Tomar, promoter, IOS Boxing Promotions said, “Zulpikar has refused to fight Vijender Singh, but that does not mean that the fight will not take place, it is likely to happen later in the year. However, bout set to happen on 1st April in Mumbai has not changed. We are talking to other boxers in the same category as Vijender Singh and we will announce the opponent soon. Later in summer”
On the entire episode, Vijender Singh said, “I like to take things positively, I am sure Zulpikar has his reasons for not fighting. However, I am ready to fight whoever is my next opponent, my promoters are working towards it and I am sure they will come up with another challenge. I am preparing myself for whoever is willing to fight.”
Vijender Singh is training in Manchester under his trainer Lee Beard.