Boxer Vijender Singh, WBO Oriental and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion, will play his next match against a yet-to-be-announced opponent in Goa on the rooftop deck of a docked ship later in March as this will be his first since November 2019. Singh, 35, did not play any match after he defeated Ghana's former Commonwealth Champion Charles Adamu in Dubai, claiming his 12th successive win in November 2019.
Singh's promoters, IOS Boxing Promotions in a statement said, "The first-of-its-kind fight will be held on the rooftop deck of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship – who have been roped in as the venue partner."
The Majestic Pride is a ship docked on the Mandovi River in Panaji, Goa.
"The bout goes beyond the traditional norms of a regular professional match and offers viewers the glitz and glamour of Vegas-style boxing event."
The organisers said that Singh's opponent will be announced soon.
The boxer said he is looking forward to the experience. adding "It is something that has never happened before in India and I am glad to be part of this unique professional match. I am pumped up and eager as ever to enter the ring again and have been training hard to keep myself fit for the bout."
IOS Boxing Promotions' Neerav Tomar added, "A boxing match on a ship is the perfect amalgamation of the intensity of boxing and razzmatazz of the entertaining casino. We hope all the fans watching or present at the venue will thoroughly enjoy the event."