As the Mayweather circus plies it wares, the boxing world marches on.
According to recent reports, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and Indian media darling Vijender Singh will make his professional debut on October 10th against the dreaded TBA, joining the undercard of the Manchester show formerly headlined by Andy Lee vs. Billy Joe Saunders.
Singh won his aforementioned bronze medal at middleweight, where he will be fighting in a four-round affair. He also took bronze at the 2009 World Amateur Championship, bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and silver at the 2014 Games. His 2012 Olympic run ended in the quarterfinals with a loss to Abbos Atoev.
With the Saunders/Lee fight delayed, Terry Flanagan will serve as the headliner, defending his WBO lightweight title against Diego Magdaleno. In addition, Liam Smith will face John Thompson for the WBO super welterweight title formerly held by Demetrious Andrade.
Considering the success we've seen from Olympic medalists recently, do you guys expect great things from Singh?