VERBAL PUNCHES WITH A BOXING CHAMPION
– PADMASHRI VIJENDER SINGH WITH VIVECK SHETTYY ON FM RAINBOW 107.1FM
This episode that featured Padmashri Vijender Singh , India’s boxing Champion and Olympic medalist , was a listener’s delight in every sense of the term.
The story of a small town boy from Haryana, beating the very best in boxing across the world and emerging a true winner against all odds, is the kind of script that would make any writer proud.
From his famous and most feared upper cut, to the one fight that he really wished he had won , all this and more came up for discussion, as Motivational Speaker , Singer and host Viveck Shettyy got the champion to open up in a heart warming conversation. He also expressed an ardent desire for improved sports facilities in India , specially when it comes to infrastructure and medical facilities for boxers.
He fondly recollected his brief fling with Bollywood and those unforgettable words of advice that none other Amitabh Bachchan gave him at a get together in Mumbai. Vijender says, ” Amitabh ji told me that India has many good actors but not too many good boxers. So please do not give up boxing for acting”
Viveck Shettyy further ups the ante with his witty remarks and pertinent observations. We are all waiting for the punches and upper cuts as the champion gets ready for his next big one.