Voot to live stream and Sports18 Khel to broadcast live Vijender Singh taking on West Africa Boxing Union Champion Eliasu Sulley of Ghana at The Jungle Rumble on 17th August 2022
Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh is all set to return to the ring for his first professional bout in over a year as he takes on Ghana’s Eliasu Sulley in ‘The Jungle Rumble’. The event will be streamed live on Voot and fans can catch the action live on Sports18 Khel, Viacom18’s Free-To-Air Hindi sports channel, from the Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 17th August at 6:30 PM. This is going to be only his sixth bout in India and a much-awaited comeback.
The 36-year-old, who is the first Indian to bag an Olympic medal in boxing with a bronze in 2008, has a record of 12-1 with eight knockouts after turning professional in 2015. His unbeaten streak of 12 was unfortunately broken during his last bout in Goa in March 2021. Organised in association with the state government of Chhattisgarh, this will be the first professional boxing event in Raipur.
Speaking about this match, Vijender Singh said, “I am really looking forward to this bout. I have worked really hard to train and prepare myself for the upcoming Jungle Rumble. I am ready to give my best and get my unbeaten streak back. Moreover, this is an opportunity for me to spread boxing and inspire a new generation of boxers. The more the sport grows, the more the Indian boxers will benefit. It will be entertaining for everyone, and through Voot and Sports18 Khel, we will certainly be able to reach a wider audience."
The Jungle Rumble will also feature Faizan Anwar, Sachin Nautiyal, Karthik Satish Kumar, Ashish Sharma, Gurpreet Singh and Shaikhom Rebaldo in action besides the pro event of Vijender, which will be live streamed on Voot and broadcasted live on Sports18 Khel.