Vijender Singh has risen to No.6 in the WBO super middleweight rankings after recently beating African Champ Ernest Amuzu last month after defending his WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental super middleweight belts. He was No.10 previous to the fight.
Rumour has been that he will next fight for the Commonwealth belt.
The Commonwealth Super Middleweight title is currently held by Great Britain’s Luke Blackledge, a very talented 27-year-old boxer with 23 wins, including eight knockouts, from 30 fights.
After his win over Ernest Amuzu, Vijender has stated ,”Happy to end this year on a winning note. Now I will look forward to play at least two titles next year — Commonwealth and World title. I would like to thank the people of Jaipur for making this show a big success and thanks to all my fans across India for their support,”.
Vijender had also recently shown interest in fighting British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan and bringing an end to their ongoing feud but Amir has shown no inclination towards the same and recently signed with Matchroom boxing and announced that he’ll be fighting in Liverpool,UK on April 21st.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 17, 2018
Back in business. I will fight on April 21st in Liverpool pic.twitter.com/UqgmCNwKmb
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) January 10, 2018
But getting back to Vijender, since the article is about him…he is looking at fixing a fight date in April as well (don’t even try putting two and two together) and all indications are it will be for the Commonwealth belt.