The 30-year-old, who is an icon in his homeland and his summer hero’s return will be a national homecoming event, insisted that he would not allow his rival Soldra to upset his unbeaten streak.The red-hot super middleweight ace, who won Bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games has made an explosive start to his professional career in the paid ranks by blowing away his first five opponents, is undefeated in five fights with five knockouts in only 14 rounds of action.
Soldra, who has the edge in experience with 81 rounds under his belt compared to Vijender’s 14, holds a record 12 wins with 5 knockouts from 16 fights. He also has a brilliant record in amateur career with 82 wins from 98 fights.Soldra has only been stopped thrice in a professional career spanning over five years and will be looking to spoil the party when he makes his first appearance in England.Commenting on his upcoming bout, Vijender said, “This fight will be my first eight rounder so I am currently working on endurance and building my strength so that if fight goes long then i have the capability to compete against my opponent. My training is becoming tough day by day and my immediate focus is to win this fight and make it 6-0 of my pro career before playing in the homecoming title fight. Due to increase in the number of rounds my coaches have worked hard on my fitness and stamina.”
“I know this fight is very crucial for me and I need to continue my unbeaten record and it’s important that I put on a commanding performance against Soldra to keep on course for my title shot and my homecoming. I am really excited to finish off my sixth fight on a winning note and then compete for title in front of my home crowd,” said Vijender, who is gunning for his sixth professional victory.Meanwhile, Soldra said that he would definitely going to ruin Vijender’s winning streak. “I am sure Vijender must be worried to face me tomorrow in the ring. But I will definitely do a horror show with him. I am fully prepared for this,” said Soldra.