03:20 GMT21 April 2021
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    Vijender Singh, the 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medalist, is unbeaten in 12 fights as he looks ahead to his bout with Russia's Artysh Lopsan, who is younger and taller.

    Indian boxer Vijender Singh will soon face-off against Russian Artysh Lopsan in the highly anticipated "Battle on Ship" – the first official fight in India in over a year amid the COVID pandemic. The bout is taking place in the Indian state of Goa.

    Ahead of the fight, many Indian celebs have been posting the #BattleOnship #SinghvsLopsan hastags on social media in support of Singh.

    Two-time Olympic wrestling medalist Sushil Kumar has called Singh "unbeatable" and urged people to get behind the 35-year-old super-middleweight boxer, who is unbeaten in 12 fights with eight KOs. 

    Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, actor Vineet Kumar Singh, female cricketer Sushma Verma, politician Kuldeep Bishnoi, and several others have posted good luck wishes on social media. 

    Lopsan has four wins, a loss, and a draw from six bouts. He's four inches taller than Singh at 6 ft 4 inches and is nine years younger, but the Indian is the bookies' favourite. 

    The fight is taking place on the Majestic Pride Casino ship in Goa and will stream live at 8 PM local time on BookMyShow and Dream11-backed Fancode.

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