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British boxer Sanjeev to clash with India's Vikas before marquee Vijender fight

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New Delhi, June 29: Indian-origin British boxer Sanjeev Singh Sahota will trade punches with Haryana boxer Vikas Lohan in one of the five undercard fights during WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight Championship, featuring Vijender Singh against Kerry Hope on July 16.

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Sahota, a professional super lightweight boxer from UK, recently turned professional and has played two bouts winning one by knockout.

Neerav Tomar (C) of IOS Boxing Promotions with Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Australian boxer Kerry Hope (right) at a press conference in New Delhi on Monday to announce their WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship fight to be held in Delhi on 16 July.

Early this month, Sahota defeated British boxer Silvije Kebet in a four-round contest to register his second win.

"I am very excited to be a part of a historical event and I am ready to fight. I've been training extremely hard and it's not just a fight, I am also representing all the British Asian and British community in India as I am the only one that I know of at the moment fighting from the UK," Sahota said.

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"I am honoured that my promoter has given me this great opportunity and I will give 150% of me. I am looking forward to meeting all the people in India who said that they will come and will be watching my fight in India and I'm just happy to have such a great support."

Lohan turned professional in April and has one fight under his belt.

"It will be a great learning experience for me along with proving myself. I have played only one bout since I turned towards professional boxing but that does stop me from trying my best to win this undercard fight. I am hopeful that a lot of people from Haryana are also going to be there to cheer for me and boost my morale to win the fight," he said.


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Story first published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:25 [IST]
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