‘’Battleground Asia”, the most anticipated fight night headlined by Vijender Singh will be live and exclusive on SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 1 HD in English and SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD in Hindi and the SonyLIV app as well as website.
Asia’s biggest showdown between Indian knockout king Vijender Singh and Chinese No.1 boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali for ‘Battleground Asia” is scheduled for 5th August at Dome @NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai.
Sony Pictures Sports Network has bagged the exclusive broadcasting rights to this highly anticipated sporting event in Asia from IOS Boxing Promotions. The ‘Battleground Asia’ will be telecast on Saturday, August 5, live and exclusive on SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 1 HD in English and SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD in Hindi at 6:30 PM and viewers on the go can also watch the series by LIVE streaming it on the SonyLIV App or website.
The mega fight of Asia will see WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion, Vijender Singh take on China’s number 1 boxer and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitali for a double title fight. In this fight both the boxer, will put their respective WBO titles at stake whoever wins the bout takes home his defended title along with his opponent’s title. This fight between two top boxers of Asian subcontinent will decide the crowning title, ‘King of Asia’.
After a long gap of nine years, India’s finest boxers knockout king, Vijender Singh as well as Olympic Quarter finalists Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar will be seen in the ring together. This will be a terrific opportunity for the boxing fans to see three of their favourite stars in the pro-circuit. The ‘Battleground Asia’ will also feature WBC Asia Welterweight Champion, Neeraj Goyat defending his title. The other junior boxers to participate in the fight night are Pardeep Karena, Dharmender Grewal and Kuldeep Dhanda.
Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali : Battle of the Unbeaten
Vijender Singh who remained unbeaten since his debut in professional boxing has fought 8 bouts last one being against former World Number 1 boxer, Francis Cheka, from Tanzania, where he defended his title. Singh clinched on to his first title, in July 2016, against Kerry Hope of Australia, becoming the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion. In total, Vijender has fought 8 bouts with 7 of them being won by Knock-out. He has 30 rounds under his belt, which gives him a slight edge over his opponent, who has fought 24 rounds uptil now.
On the other hand, China’s undefeated star boxer has 9 bouts under his name. Zulpikar Maimaitiali has 6 knock outs wins, and has fought 24 rounds. His last bout was with African boxer, Thomas Mashali, where he won his current title WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion last year. Zulpikar turned towards professional boxing in April 2015.
Akhil Kumar, who is all set to make his debut appearance in the pro boxing ring will take on Australian, TY Gilchrist and Jitender Kumar will face Thanet Likhitkamporn from Thailand in the first pro fight of his career. The 26-year-old boxer from Haryana, WBC Asia Welterweight champion, Neeraj Goyat will defend his title against Allan Tanada of Philippines.
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