WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion: China’s Zulpikar stands in line of Vijender’s 2nd title
The year 2016, was a great year for Indian boxing star Vijender Singh as he was unbeaten. Singh, successful defended his WBO Asia Pacific title against Tanzania’s Francis Cheka. Now, he has to fight it out with China’s WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali for his second title on April 1 in Mumbai. The 31-year-old is currently training in Manchester under the tutelage of his British trainer Lee Beard. The April 1 clash against Maimaitiali will be his third pro-fight in the country and should he win the contest, Vijender would become the holder of two titles as both the boxers’ belts would be on the line. Maimaitiali, who like Vijender, also made his professional debut in 2015, has won seven out of eight bouts. Vijender so far has eight wins under his belt with seven of them being Knockout triumphs.