Olympic champion Vijender Singh open to trying his hand in pro boxing

Vijender has resumed training only recently after getting his name cleared in a damaging drug scandal. He had to undergo a NADA dope test following accusations of consuming heroin but the result was in his favour.

updated: May 21, 2013 15:46 IST
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Star Indian pugilist Vijender Singh is open to the idea of competing in professional boxing as he feels with the headguards going out of the equation in the amateur arena, the dividing line between the two formats has blurred considerably.

Speaking to PTI, the strapping six-footer, who was content being an amateur till not too long ago, has had a change of heart after the recent rule change by the international body.

"I might give it a shot. There is hardly any difference between amateur and professional boxing given that headguards won't be there in both. I might agree if a good offer comes along in the AIBA Professional Boxing League," the 27-year-old said.

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