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Boxer Vijender to miss Asian Games due to injury

August 26, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian boxer Vijender Singh will not defend his middleweight title at next month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, because of injury.

Vijender, who sustained a ligament injury to his left hand during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, said doctors had advised him against participating in next week’s trials.

The 28-year-old Vijender, who was the first Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics with a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, says “there has been some bleeding.”

Vijender also won medals in two other Commonwealth Games - silver in Melbourne in 2006 and bronze in New Delhi in 2010.

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