Singh working with Roach
The former Olympic bronze medalist could be back in the ring soon.
You may recall that India’s Vijender Singh signed with Top Rank late last year, with promoter Bob Arum turning his eye toward potentially making a big money impact in Singh’s home country.
Singh (10-0, 7 KO), however, hasn’t fought since Dec. 2017, and at 33, he isn’t getting any younger as a prospect in the pro ranks. But there has been talk of Singh fighting on the Crawford-Khan card on April 20, and the fighter tweeted out a photo of himself working with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach on Wednesday:
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) February 28, 2019
Singh has talked in the past about facing the likes of Amir Khan or Canelo Alvarez, but the biggest name he’s taken on as a professional to this point is Kerry Hope.
Singh, a super middleweight, was a very good amateur fighter, winning bronze at the 2008 Olympics and competing again at the Olympics in 2012. That said, we’re talking almost 11 years ago that he won a medal, and almost seven years ago that he had his last Olympic appearance. He turned pro in 2015. Signing with Top Rank does, in theory, up his chances of getting a big fight, but we’ll have to wait and see what everyone’s real ambitions there are going to wind up being.