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Vijender Singh ready for "fight of the century" against Amir Khan

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New Delhi, July 20: Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has exuded confidence that he's ready to take on Pakistan-origin British fighter Amir Khan a day after latter cautioned him for his wish.

Amir Khan cautions 'kid' Vijender Singh to be careful what he wishes for

In an interview to India Today, the WBO Asia Pacific lightweight champion said it will be a fight of the century.

Vijender Singh ready for

"If it happens it will be a huge fight. I am ready for it, ready to take that challenge. That's my message to Amir. But I don't know if it will become a reality, it will the fight of the century, like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight. I am ready to fight him anywhere," Vijender said. (Vijender in seventh heaven)

Earlier on Tuesday, Amir Khan congratulated the 30-year-old Indian dasher on his win against Australian Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia Pacific title fight but also called him a 'kid'.

"Congratulations to @boxervijender on the win. Careful what you wish for kid!," tweeted Khan, a former Olympic silver-medallist and WBA lightweight world champion.

Singh clinched his seventh straight win and the Super Middleweight title by outlasting former WBC European champion Kerry Hope in a 10-round contest, cheered vociferously by delirious home fans on July 16.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 17:03 [IST]
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