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SPSN to broadcast ‘Rajasthan Rumble’- Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana's Ernest Amuzu

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MUMBAI: Undefeated Indian knockout king, Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amuzu on 23 December, 2017 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights to this sporting event ‘Rajasthan Rumble’- WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship from IOS Boxing Promotions that will be telecast at 7.00 PM on Saturday,23 December, live and exclusive on SONY SIX (English) & SONY TEN 3 (Hindi).

Earlier this year in August, SPSN broadcasted ‘Battleground Asia’ where Vijender defeated China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a double title to win the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental Super Middleweight belts. Vijender Singh 32, has enjoyed a great run in his fledgling professional career, winning all his nine fights of which seven were knockouts. He has played 40 rounds in his nine fights. In his last three title fights held in India, Vijender has won all three bouts including a knockout. Amuzu, the 34-year-old boxer from Ghana, has 23 wins under his belt including 21 knockouts out of 25 fights. The fight against Vijender will be Amuzu’s first fight in India.

‘Rajasthan Rumble’ will also feature Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Amandeep Singh who will take on Manoj Kumar from Punjab while two-time Asian Boxing champion, Kuldeep Singh will face Amrinder Singh from Haryana. ‘Rajasthan Rumble’ will also see participation from other young talented Boxers like Pardeep Kharera, Kuldeep Dhanda, Dharmendra Grewal and Asad Asif Khan.

SPN India president, sports and distribution business Rajesh Kaul said, “We are delighted to broadcast ‘Rajasthan Rumble’ which will be Vijender’s second fight on our network this year. It has always been our aim to provide our viewers with the best of marquee events across sports and build a multi-sport viewing culture. Seeing Vijender represent India has augmented awareness about boxing and our network is delighted to be the broadcast partner for promoting the sport of boxing in the country.”

Vijender Singh, WBO Asia Pacific and WBO oriental super middleweight champion, “This is my overall fourth fight that will be broadcast on Sony Pictures Sports Network and I am thankful to the network to help widen the reach of our fights across various platforms, which helps me get support from all over the country. Viewers can watch my 10th pro-fight against Ernest Amuzu and the rest of the match card on Sony Pictures Sports Network as well as livestream it on the SonyLIV App and website.”

IOS Boxing Promotions promoter Neerav Tomar, “We are happy and thankful to Sony Pictures Sports Network for their extended support in our fight nights. In the last three fights we have seen an increase in the viewership and in the upcoming last fight of this year; we are looking forward to see the same momentum for Rajasthan Rumble.”

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