Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has terminated his contract with UK-based Queensberry promotions, complaining that the company has failed to meet its obligations over the past year.
The reigning WBO Asia-Pacific champion, who is undefeated so far in his professional career winning all 8 fights, will now be promoted solely by IOS Boxing Promotions and will soon be seen in July.
Vijender and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have reached an agreement in 2015, the year the Indian decided to farewell to his amateur career and enter the professional circuit.
The first six fights in the UK have been promoted by Queensberry in the UK and two title fights in India have been dealt with by IOS Boxing Promotions.
“I have been promised six fights in one year and in the first year they have lived so far, but last year there were two fights in the title and their participation was not as much as” It should have been. “It was there in the contract that I could If I did not content myself with the terms, I withdrew, so I decided to end this,” Vijender told PTI .
“The last two events were handled almost exclusively by my promoters from India, so if that is the case then what is the purpose of continuing so it’s mainly the number of fights I should get” , did he declare.
Neerav Tomar, head of IOS Boxing Promotions, cited the upcoming Vijender fight which will take place in July. “It is unfortunate that we can not go ahead with Queensberry Promotions because of the non-delivery of contractual obligations from their end as they have committed future battles in the UK and around the world which since then A year, were unable to do so.
“In order to ensure Vijender’s career progression in the professional boxing world, the IOS have invested in a solid way and have promoted its two title fights in India.” Vijender and I plan a series of fights starting in July in Mumbai “Fueling the growth of professional boxing in India,” he said.
The end of Vijender’s contract with Queensberry entails the end of his partnership with Manchester-based coach Lee Beard, who has played a key role in grooming for the professional circuit.