Battle on Ship: Vijender Singh ready to take on 26-year-old, 6ft 3inch Artysh Lopsan in Goa in his comeback fight -

Battle on Ship: Vijender Singh ready to take on 26-year-old, 6ft 3inch Artysh Lopsan in Goa in his comeback fight

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Lopsan has a career record of four wins, one defeat and one draw
Vijender is unbeaten throughout his professional career with a record
of 12-0

New Delhi: India’s unbeaten boxing superstar Vijender
Singh’s much-awaited return to the ring will be against Russian boxer
Artysh Lopsan, promoters IOS Boxing Promotions announced today
during a press conference held today at DLF Avenue, Saket. DLF
Avenue was the venue partner for the event.
The first-of-its-kind fight in India will be held on the rooftop deck of the
Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa on March 19. Artysh Lopsan, 26, has
a decent record in his young career as a professional boxer. In six bouts,
the Russian has defeated four, including two knockouts, while
registering one defeat and one draw.
Indian star Vijender, on the other hand, is unbeaten throughout his
professional boxing career, carrying a record of 12-0 that includes eight
knockouts. The Olympic bronze medallist defeated Ghana’s former
Commonwealth Champion Charles Adamu in Dubai to claim his 12th
successive win in November 2019.
Vijender headlines the main event for the night while fans will also
witness six other undercard fights bearing 12 top Indian fighters. The
show will be held for three hours. Speaking to the reporters, Vijender
seemed confident about the fight and expects a tough one against his
Russian counterpart. He said, “It’s going to be a good fight. I was
eagerly waiting for this for more than a year. I watched Lopsan’s videos
and he’s a good fighter. But I’m ready to knock him out like I did to my
8 previous opponents. I am ready to finish the fight in the early rounds
and it would be a spectacle to do it in front of my people in Goa”.He concluded.

On the other hand, Lopsan also looks assured to end Vijender’s unbeaten
streak, “Vijender is a good fighter but I’m here to end his unbeaten
streak. I’m ready and it’s going to be a great fight in Goa. What better
way to end his streak than knocking him down in front of his audience.
I’ve trained hard for this fight and I’m rearing to go”, he said.
Neerav Tomar, promoter, IOS Boxing Promotions, said, “It is going to
be a big fight in Goa. Vijender has the experience and unbeaten streak
while Lopsan also has a good record under his belt. I’m expecting a
really good fight between the two and fans will be able to witness
something incredible.”
Muckth Dograa, Centre Head, DLF Avenue, said,”‘DLF Avenue is
delighted to be the venue partner for hosting the iconic boxer Vijendra
Singh, who is set to return to the boxing ring on 19th March against
Russian boxer Artysh Lopsan. DLF Avenue’s commitment lies in
providing unparalled cultural experiences that are tailor-made to suit our
target audience and bring about a lifestyle change for the people of
Delhi. DLF Avenue is arguably Delhi’s most fashionably curated
destination, where the city comes together to experience great shopping,
dining, and one of its kind events, all with a sense of community and
timeless culture.”
The fight night begins with a bantamweight bout between Mohammed
Shamim and Pralhad Panda, followed by Mathiyalagan Dhiravidamani
versus Umesh Chavan in the super flyweight division. The third fight
features Ramandeep Kaur against Rinky Inder Kishore in light flyweight
category and the fourth fight is between Ashish Ahlawat and
Dharmender Grewal (cruiserweight).
Sabari J is pitted against Amey Nitin in the lightweight category bout
while Mahesh Digari will be up against Kuldeep Dhanda in super
lightweight category. Seasoned Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat versus
Sandeep Kumar (Super Welterweight) will be the co-main event for the
night followed by Vijender’s much-awaited return to the ring.

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 fight will be shown live on BookMyShow.Com who are also the
OTT partner for the event. Sony Network will telecast the show in the
following week. It will also be for the first time in India that a fight
sport superstar like Vijender will headline the OTT platforms on a pay
per view and fans in India can witness the Las Vegas style boxing on
rooftop of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship at just Rs 99.
Following social distancing guidelines, the promoters have decided to
fill just 50 percent of the tickets at the venue and only a limited 150
high-end tickets are available on sale. The tickets have been priced from
Rs 10, 000 to Rs 20, 000 in different categories. They range from Gold
Rs10,000, Platinum Rs 15,000, and Stage Rs 20,000.
The fight will be presented by Vimal and powered by Betway (Sports
News Portal. JK Lakshmi Cement have been roped in as the heavy duty
partners while Pokerbaazi are the associate partners, AirAsia are the
airline partners and Lakshya Group are the outdoor partners. Café Delhi
Heights and Canabeans are partners for the press conference.
Venue partner Majestic Pride is a lively ship docked in the Mandovi
River in Panaji, Goa that takes the freshness of gaming and the
exhilaration of entertainment to a whole new level. The ship also offers
some stunning view of the horizon of the golden land and the turquoise river.

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