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Vijender becomes father again, blessed with baby boy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Boxer-turned-politician Vijender Singh, contesting the South Lok Sabha seat as the nominee, on Tuesday announced birth of his second child. "And its a baby boy," Vijender tweeted.

The boxer, who turned professional in 2015, got married to in 2011. Their first son, Abir, was born in 2013.

In South constituency, he is taking on Raghav Chadha of the (AAP) and of the The constituency went to the polls on May 12.

Vijender has a 10-0 record in his professional career and holds the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight belts.

Prior to turning professional, Vijender was a prominent name in the amateur circuit for a decade. In 2008, he became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal.

Subsequently, in 2009 he won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- India's highest sporting honour. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010. The same year, he won gold at in

Vijender has also won two silvers and a bronze at



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 22:22 IST