Patiala: Vijender Singh (75kg) made a return to the Indian boxing team along with Nanao Singh (49kg) as the selectors picked the team for the World Championships after a two-day trial here, on Wednesday.
There were hardly any surprises in the team, which will compete under the International Boxing Association’s banner due to India’s provisional suspension.
Vijender took to the ring in a packed hall against boxer Sukhdeep Singh, who fought him without a headguard.
“There was a little bit of pressure, it is just that I am good at hiding it. But I kept getting better with every round and ultimately, I am feeling good about my game,” the former world No. 1 in middleweight said.
Also making a comeback in the squad was Nanao Singh, a former youth world champion and Asian Championships silver medallist. L. Devendro Singh sustained an injury and missed the trials. (PTI)