Among one of India's few trumps for the Olympics this year , a lot will rely on Boxer Vijender Singh's shoulders as he enters the four cornered ring confronting his first adversary in the Round of 32 . Kazakhstan's Suzhanov Danabek will be up against the 'Haryana Hard Hitter' in the 75kg Middleweight Category of the Boxing Event going to take place today in the Excel Arena . Vijender Singh who bagged a bronze medal in the previous Olympics , have became a superstar overnight after his triumph in Beijing in 2008, and with his dedication and consistent performance throughout the last dozen of bouts , Vijender Singh is certainly one of India's most ferocious Boxers ever . Shiva Thapa another Boxing prodigy , will also don alongside Vijender today representing the tricolor in the 56 Kg Bantam Weight Category .
Round of 32 :-
Bantamweight (56 kg ) || Middleweight ( 75 kg )
Oscar FIRRERO - Winner
Shiva THAPA vs Oscar FIERRO (MEX) Vijender SINGH vs Suzhanov DANABEK (KAZ)
7:35 pm IST 3 :00 am IST (29 July)
Boxing is one of the few areas where India can expect a medal and with a lot of determined and talented boxers in stock , it is up to these gladiators in the ring to justify the hopes and prayers of a billion people back home.
Indian Boxing Contingents in the Olympics 2012 :
Men's Light Flyweight (49 kg) - Devendro Singh
Men's Bantamweight (56 kg) - Shiva Thapa.
Men's Lightweight (60 kg) - Jai Bhagwan.
Men's Light Welterweight (64 kg) - Manoj Kumar.
Men's Welterweight (69 kg) - Vikas Krishan Yadav.
Men's Middleweight (75 kg) - Vijender Singh.
Men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg) - Sumit Sangwan.
Women's Boxing (51 kg) - Mary Kom.