Milan (Italy), Sep 11 (ANI): Beijing Olympics bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh will exchange punches with Abbos Atoev, in the semi-finals of the middle weight category of the World Boxing Championship, here on Friday night.
Singh is the first Indian to appear in the semi finals of the World Boxing Championships.
Currently ranked number two Singh punched out Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine, 12-4 on Thursday to ensure a medal for the country in the prestigious event.
Atoev is currently the light heavy weight world champion, but returned to the middle weight category this year.
National boxing coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu said, Vijender hardly loses his cool and seems in control. (ANI)