Court issues to notice to Vijender Singh over permission to turn pro

Vijender Singh’s decision to turn professional without the permission of the Indian government has been met with a second warning issued at The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday.

The 29 year-old amateur star recently joined forces with UK-based promoter Frank Warren, something that hasn’t gone down well with the authorities in his homeland and they want Singh to answer for. Singh now has until August 20 to respond or the fighter could face further action.

Singh, a 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, has failed to reply to earlier notices and has already been warned of possible action from The Haryana Police for entering the paid ranks without prior consent. The fighter is currently on probation and was told that he cannot accept employment elsewhere until instructed by the government.

Upon signing for Warren’s Queensberry Promotion’s outfit late last month, Singh stated: “I’m excited to turn pro and looking forward to the new chapter of my life.

“I want to train hard and perform for my country at the global level. IOS will be managing my pro boxing career along with Queensbury Promotions with broadcaster BoxNation.

“My immediate goal will be to work hard and make a good boxing record in the next year or so.”

A pro debut for Singh is due to be announced by Warren in the near future.