India has a budding online poker market on the brink of explosion. And this has boosted the number of celebrity signings within India’s internet poker market. The latest involves boxing champ Vijender Singh signing with the website PokerBaazi.com.
Singh has been famous ever since becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic boxing medal for the country of 1.3 billion. He earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and also won gold at the 2006 Asian Games.
Singh turned pro in 2015 and has since won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title belts.
That said, Vijender Singh should certainly bring some name recognition to Poker Baazi. They’ve already put his picture on the front page of the website in an effort to capitalize on his likeness.
Official Statement from Poker Baazi on Signing Vijender Singh
Below, you can see a good portion of Poker Baazi’s statement after signing the Olympic boxer:
“Pokerbaazi.com welcomes its new brand ambassador, Boxing champion Mr. Vijender Singh. The name Vijender Singh does not need an introduction. He is the pride of India and a gem of a boxer. He has not only won several national level gold medals but also proved his proficient boxing skills in the international rings. He has represented India at the prestigious Athens Summer Olympics in 2004 and Commonwealth Games in 2006. He bagged a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games and brought the first ever Olympic medal to India for Boxing when he won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“He has been awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – India’s highest sporting award and Padmashri- the fourth highest civilian award. His performance in the ring has changed the picture and raised the levels very high for the realm of Indian Boxing.
“PokerBaazi.com is the pioneer of celebrity brand ambassadors for the online poker websites. Earlier, Sunny Leone was the brand ambassador of Pokerbaazi.com and now in 2018, one of the most revered personalities of the Indian Sports Industry, Vijender Singh, would be representing PokerBaazi.com at large.”