After winning his pro debut in great style, Indian boxer Vijender Singh’s second professional bout against Englishman Dean Gillen has been rescheduled from October 30 in London, to November 7 in Dublin, due to technical reasons. “My bout has been rescheduled for November 7 due to some technical reasons,” Vijender said.
A statement from Vijender’s promoters, IOS Boxing Promotions, also confirmed the development, saying, “WBO European Super-Middleweight Champion Jamie Cox and India’s middleweight boxing sensation Vijender Singh, have been switched from the Harrow Leisure Centre on Friday October 30, to the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday November 7. Their opponents will remain the same with Cox making the first defence of his title against Hungarian Ferenc Albert and Singh, the 2008 Olympic Bronze medallist, follows up his explosive pro debut earlier this month with his second professional fight against Dean Gillen.”
Gillen made his pro debut in May this year, with a points win over Shaun White and followed that up in September with a points win over Lewis Van Poetsch.
Moreover, the fight between Vijender and Gillen also represents a ‘Battle of the Badges’, with the Indian being a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Haryana, and Gillen a fire- fighter serving in Nottingham. Gillen’s claim to fame was his win in the 2013 World Police and Fire Fighter Games in Belfast, where he knocked out all of his opponents to claim the Gold medal .
Vijender, the 2008 Olympic Bronze medallist was declared the winner through a technical knockout. The Indian boxer who turns 30, on October 29, will face Nottingham’s resident Gillen in a bout over four rounds. Gillen has up until now, remained undefeated, with a 2-0 record, and Vijender would certainly like to end his run in the ring. The stage is set for yet another fascinating duel in the ring