Dharamsala: Trust a boxer to deliver a knock-out punch even in romance. Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh revealed that he is nervous yet excited ahead of his marriage, which has Rahul Gandhi amongst other in the guest list, to long-standing girlfriend Archana Singh, a software engineer from Delhi. But not as nervous as he was when he proposed to his lady love.
"I've known Archana since 2007 when we were introduced through a common friend. The friendship grew stronger and finally last year I proposed and she accepted," the World No 1 75-kg weight category fighter told MiD DAY from his home in Bhiwani on Monday.
The proposal seemed more like one of the right hooks that the Asian Games gold medalist boxer is apt at delivering. "This was around last year... a few months before the Asian Games. I simply turned to Archana and said 'I'd like to marry you... do you have a problem... or is it OK? And to that she simply replied, 'Oh Ok'," said Vijender, who confessed that he wont even have any time for a honeymoon, as his preparations for the 2012 London Olympics will take up most of his time.