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Sporting fraternity, Bollywood join forces to support Vijender Singh in historic title bout

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 21:28 IST

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): The much-awaited "Singh vs Hope" titanic tussle has caught the eye balls of the nation and the world of Bollywood and Sports will come together once again for a first of its kind pro boxing championship in India to support Vijender Singh as he fights for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship title on Saturday.

Kapil Dev, Yuvraj Singh, Mary Kom, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Sushil Kumar are just the few that have confirmed their attendance to be present in full fervor for the historic fight. Along with them other sporting names such as, Rajiv Shukla, and Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij will be completely committed to supporting Vijender.

The stars of Bollywood that will add to the power packed performance and the glam quotient of the event are Irfan Khan, Randeep Hooda, Neha Dhupia, Diljit Dosanj, Rannvijay, Baadshah, Jimmy Shergil, Raghu and more that have yet to be confirmed.

The rising star of Punjab, Guru Randhawa not only will be present to support King Singh in the fight but also will be performing for the opening event to pump the crowd with his hits, of the "Yaar Mod Do" fame.

Other prominent personalities that will be at the event are, Finance Minister of Haryana, Captain Abhimanyu Singh, the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Baba Ramdev and Anirudh Chaudhary are just some of the names that will surely be there.

This iconic day is the moment of truth for the Indian Boxing sensation Vijender Singh as he is pitted up against Kerry Hope from Australia who is confident that his experience in Pro Boxing will give him an edge over the newly turned professional Vijender Singh.

Singh has lived up to a very successful run in the amateur boxing circuit and has been unbeaten in the 6 fights that he has competed after turning professional in 2015. (ANI)

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