Raipur. Rumbal in the Jungle: Professional boxing will reach Raipur for the first time with an event named ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in collaboration with the Government of Chhattisgarh. The event is scheduled to take place in August and will be attended by international professional boxer and Olympic medalist Vijender Singh.
Vijender Singh is very keen about this event in Chhattisgarh. He says that “I am very grateful to Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel for agreeing to organize my next professional match in Raipur city. This event is a great opportunity to introduce the people of Chhattisgarh to this sport. Hopefully this will inspire a new generation of young boxers to move forward.”
Vijender Singh revealed that he is currently training in Manchester and is looking forward to a fresh start again this August. It is worth mentioning that Vijender Singh met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on June 8 and discussed the possibilities of promoting the sport of boxing in Chhattisgarh and urged him to organize a professional boxing event in Chhattisgarh, on which the Chief Minister agreed. was given.
Vijender Singh is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic bronze medal in the year 2008. Vijender Singh, who became a professional boxer in the year 2015, has won 12 matches including 8 knockouts, he had to face defeat in one match. Unfortunately, after winning 12 matches, their winning streak was broken in their last match in Goa. “Rumble in the Jungle” will be his sixth bout of his professional boxing career in India. The event will be organized by Purple Goat Sportment LLP.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel says that it is very important for Chhattisgarh to promote sports for the present and the next generation. Someone of the stature of Vijender Singh, who has made the nation proud at the Olympics, will inspire young athletes across the state.
This Pro Boxing event will be held at Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium, Raipur. In which Vijender Singh will face (headline bout) as well as other international professional boxers.