Vijender’s Hungarian rival drinks viper blood ahead of Liverpool bout

Manchester, Mar 07 (ANI): Hungarian warrior Alexander Horvath has been dining on the blood of snakes ahead of his huge showdown with Indian superstar Vijender Singh.

The fierce Super-Middleweight bruiser takes on Singh at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 12th March and believes drinking the blood from freshly killed vipers gives him supernatural powers over his opponents.

20 year-old Horvath is preparing for his clash with Singh in his homeland and has added fresh snake blood to his strict diet in the hope it will make him strong and powerful. Fresh snake blood is still popular in some parts of Hungary with many locals drinking it to harbour its supposed magical power.

“There is a long and proud tradition of drinking fresh snake blood in my family that goes back many centuries. Like my forefathers before me I am a true warrior and will stop at nothing to get my victory. Hungarian soldiers drank snake blood to defeat the Turks all those years ago and now I’m drinking it to beat Singh,” said Horvath.

He added, “The blood of these sacred animals makes me powerful beyond words. With snake blood coursing through my veins there in no way that Singh will defeat me. Since I’ve added snake blood to my diet I have been able to train harder than ever before without tiring and I’m punching harder than ever.”

Surprisingly, the Hungarian is not the only person in the world with this unusual dietary choice. U.S. Marines, regarded as some of the toughest soldiers in the world, have been known to drink Cobra blood as part of their gruelling jungle survival training.

There are several snakes indigenous to Hungary but Horvath has acquired a taste for the deadliest of them all; the viper! The Hungarian puncher will be looking to pounce early when he takes on Indian hero Singh over six rounds.

Horvath, who has the edge in experience over Vijender Singh with 31 rounds under his belt, holds a record of 5-1-1 (1) and plans on spoiling the party when he makes his first appearance in England. The Hungarian has no fear fighting abroad having fought in Slovakia and France and promises to give Singh the toughest night of his career.

He said: “I know there is a lot of hype around him and he’s a bit of a celebrity back in India but none of that will help him once he steps in the ring with me. I’m heading over to England to teach him a lesson in boxing and there’s only going to be one winner. On the night I will be too strong and too quick for him.” (ANI)

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