As Indian pro boxer, Vijender Singh won the WBO Asia-Pacific title, he has been mulling about taking on the Pakistani origin British boxer, Amir Khan.
However, the two times World Champion, Amir Khan has found Singh’s challenge funny and threatened the Indian boxer that he will ruin his career.
“I find Vijender’s challenge quite funny, I will ruin his career,” Khan told NDTV. He further advised the emerging boxer from India, “Before calling out big names like me, he needs to build up his experience, some fighters do get very ambitious.”
Khan expressed that he would love to come face to face against Vijender, but before that his opponent should seek a couple of years experience.
Khan believes that the bout between him and Singh can be a blockbuster, something similar to what Pakistan and India cricket matches are.
Amir explains, “You’ve got the India-Pakistan connection & that will make this bout huge. It will be like India-Pakistan in cricket”.
He compared himself with Singh and advised him, “I was just like Vijender when I turned pro, I worked very hard & he needs to do that too. Vijender is skillful but the next ten fights will be crucial for his experience”.
However, Khan said that he would want to become good friends with Vijender Singh and praised him. The 29-year old also hinted his support with the boxer, “If we fight, the bout will be a blockbuster but if it doesn’t happen, I am always going to support him and stand in his corner.”