Vijender Singh urged the Indian community in Dublin to turn up to support him during his second pro fight on November 7.
Vijender, who turns 30 today, said he was missing his Indian friends and fellow boxers on this special day.
I am missing my Indian friends, fellow boxers and coaches today on this special day but my new fellow boxers and trainers here have made it special by getting cake, gifts etc, he said.
I am just training hard for my next fight and focusing on the win next Saturday. I have trained in Ireland before the 2012 Olympics and it was fun. I am looking forward to my fight in Dublin next Saturday. I am sure Indian community in Dublin will turn up in large numbers to cheer and support me at the National Stadium, Vijender said here last night after visiting the House of Commons, where he also met MP Keith Vaz.
In an hour-long meeting held at the Chess Room of Parliament, Vaz presented a birthday gift to the star Indian boxer and congratulated him for winning his professional debut fight. He also wished him good luck for his second fight.