I am under no extra pressure, says Vijender

first_imgMumbai, Jul 13 (PTI) Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today said he felt no additional pressure before his first home professional bout against Australias Kerry Hope for the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title, but only a sense of responsibility for the future of the sport in the country. “I think, there is no pressure (but) more responsibility because this fight will decide what is the future of pro boxing in India. People are excited and would be coming to see (the fight),” the 2008 Olympic Games bronze-medallist told reporters here. “Of course I will have to give (my) 100 per cent, I have to win the fight, thats (an) important part, but there is no pressure, (only) responsibility is there, fulfil it and take the title,” said the 30-year-old. Vijender was on a visit to the Jamnabai Narsee School in suburban Vile Parle to promote the July 16 fight in Delhi, along with Bollywood actor John Abraham. Vijender, who had won his first six professional fights inside the distance, is up against an opponent, who brings with him the experience of 30 bouts, of which he has won 23, out of which two were by knock-outs. Exuding confidence ahead of the title fight, Vijender said, “He is a southpaw (left-hander) and I know him and he is a very experienced guy. I spoke to (my) coach. We will take him, its not that difficult, dont worry.” “I dont want to say anything before the fight, pass any comment or any bad thing about him, like I am going to destroy him,” said the bronze medal winner in the 2009 World Championship in middleweight (75kg). “But I know, he has experience, I know that his recored is 35 or something, but it is a record right now. But I have an Olympic medal. I have got an Olympic medal, I did get (medals) in the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. I can do that and I know that.” (MORE) NRB SSR GK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Dec 24 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsNew Alaska wildlife managers could revive old fights over federal protections, bear- and wolf-killingNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageDunleavy’s administration is likely to shift the complex dynamics between the different entities and interests involved in Alaska’s fish and wildlife politics – from the state and federal governments to tribes, hunting organizations and fishing groups.Anchorage Assembly sends alcohol sales tax to April ballotAssociated PressA proposal to set a 5-percent sales tax on alcohol to fund services that address homelessness and substance abuse will go before Anchorage voters next year.Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle diverted to Aleutian islandAbbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFlight 128 had a potential engine issue, according to a statement from Delta Air LinesPurchase finalized: PenAir now officially a part of Ravn Air GroupAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamThe air carrier that long served as Bristol Bay and the Aleutian-Pribilof regions’ primary service to Anchorage is now a part of Ravn Air Group.These priests abused in Native villages for years: Part OneEmily Schwing, Northwest News Network – WashingtonBehind the radio station’s closed doors, Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents.The year and a half of reporting behind exposing Jesuit priests for misconductCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLast week, Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove spoke with Emily Schwing about her reporting, which took a year and a half of research.When a step back into prison is really a jump forward on the road to recoveryAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlexandria Niksik has been in and out of prison for seven years. Her most recent return home only lasted 16 days. But what might look like failure from the outside is actually a key step toward success and recovery from alcohol misuse.River otter moved to Detroit Zoo after rescue in AlaskaAssociated PressAn orphaned North American female river otter found by hikers in southeastern Alaska has been moved to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.last_img read more