WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali, arrived at Mumbai late evening on the 2 ndAAugust 2017.

Zulpikar Maimaitiali
Zulpikar Maimaitiali takes on Vijender Singh in a dual title match at “BattleGround Asia”

Chinaas number 1 boxer Zulpikar did his first training session in India with the media on 3rdAAugust 2017 at the Sea Princess, Gym.

After the training session Zulpikar moved on to speak to media, on his preparations he said, a?I am very well prepared to face Vijender in the ring, I am confident of my body, my techniques and my mental calmness.a?

On fighting for the first time in India he said, a?There is no special feeling, I am here just to prove myself. It doesnat matter which country I am in. I know I have to get inside the ring, give my 100 percent and emerge as a winner.a?

a?I think itas an advantage to be a southpaw boxer, I know there are many great southpaw boxers who have been great in the field of boxing, I hope I can continue the legacy,a? said Zulpikar on him being a Southpaw boxer.

Zulpikaras trainer Julian Howell said, a?With the right kind of training and is Zulpikar is taken good care of, I know Zulpikar will become the next World Champion. I am confident of him.a?

Zulpikar Maimaitiali speaks about Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh Zulpikar Maimaitiali
“Battleground Asia” takes place on August 5th at NSCI Dome, Mumbai

On talking about his opponent Vijender Singh, a?First of all I will meet more tougher opponents than Vijender. Vijender is only one of the many, and this is a calculated move to fight Vijender, to prepare myself for other champions, this is the first step.a?

Talking about professional boxing in China, a?If I win this bout against Vijender, who is the hero of India, I will go back to my country with pride. Pro-boxing in my country is not so popular, if I win I will be able to promote pro-boxing and motivate youngsters in my country to come forward and pick up pro boxing as a sport.a?

His trainer commenting on Vijender as a challenger, a?I donat think Vijender knows Zulpikar as much as he thinks he does. It will be a surprise for him on Saturday.a?


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