Vijender Singh Predicts More Than One Medal For India At World Boxing Championships


Eight years ago, he scripted history by opening the country’s account in amateur boxing’s marquee event and Vijender Singh feels India might just go one better on that during the 19th World Championship, starting August 25 in Hamburg. The 31-year-old had fetched a bronze medal at the 15th World Championship in Milan, just over a year after becoming India’s first Olympic medallist in boxing — a bronze-winner at the 2008 Beijing Games. The nation has a bronze each to show for in the 2009, 2011 and 2015 World Championships — the other two bronze-medallists, apart from Vijender, being Vikas Krishan (2011) and Shiva Thapa (2015).

“It is a mature bunch of boxers. I have been in teams that had Shiva (Thapa), Vikas (Krishan) and Manoj (Kumar). So, I know some of them well. They have the ability to ensure that India ends up with more than one medal. If they compete to their full potential, I think there is a real chance of more than…

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