Vastavam web: Within three months of a cancellation, WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh’s proposed double title fight against Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali is back on track for an August showdown.According to the undefeated Indian’s promoters IOS Boxing Promotions, talks have taken a positive turn between SECA Worldwide, the Chinese boxer’s promoters.The promoters of the respective boxers were in talks earlier this year as well, but due to “unavoidable circumstances the bout did not take place”. had refused to fight without specifying the reasons.
Speaking on a possible bout Edmund Chu, MD, SECA Worldwide said, “Zulpikar is training and preparing to fight Vijender Singh in the biggest showdown of the year. Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the bout had to be postponed.The 22-year-old undefeated Chinese boxer has fought eight bouts with 24 rounds under his belt. Zulpikar has won seven bouts with no less than 5 KO wins and one draw.The Chinese boxer debuted in the year 2015, and won the WBO Oriental Title last year in July.
He has played 30 rounds, which puts him a few rounds above his next opponent. Vijender won his maiden title last year in July after defeating Kerry Hope of Australia.Later, in the month of December, the former Olympic bronze-medallist was challenged by Francis Cheka of Tanzania for his title, which was retained by Vijender.