Boxing

From Yuvi to Neha Dupia, celebs make a beeline for Vijender's bout

PTI7_13_2016_000089A Bollywood actor John Abraham and boxer Vijender Singh during a promotional event in Mumbai | PTI
  • Irrfan Khan, Randeep Hooda, Neha Dhupia, Diljit Dosanj, Rannvijay, Baadshah, Jimmy Shergil and Raghu among others will root for Vijender on Saturday night.

An August gathering of sporting legends, politicians and Bollywood celebrities will be in full attendance when star boxer Vijender Singh takes on Australia's Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship title at the Thyagaraj stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.

Kapil Dev, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir will be in attendance from the cricketing world. Besides country's star woman boxer Mary Kom and double Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar will also witness the fight.

The stars of Bollywood that will add to the power packed performance and the glam quotient of the event are Irrfan Khan, Randeep Hooda, Neha Dhupia, Diljit Dosanj, Rannvijay, Baadshah, Jimmy Shergil and Raghu among others.

Other prominent personalities that attend the event are Finance Minister of Haryana Captain Abhimanyu Singh, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Rajiv Shukla, Baba Ramdev and Anirudh Chaudhary.

Singh has lived up to a very successful run in the amateur boxing circuit and has been unbeaten in the six fights that he has competed after turning professional in 2015.

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