Vijender Singh retains his WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title
Vijender Singh was successful in retaining his WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight title with a
knockout victory over Tanzania’s Francis Cheka. What made his victory more impressive is the
fact that Vijender pulled off his win in just 10 minutes against reigning World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super Middleweight champion. He conquered his opponent in the third round itself to keep hold of his title. This is his eighth major victory in his pro boxing career and seventh knockout victory.
Vijender had an upper hand throughout the match and successfully defended some early blows from Cheka. Vijender upped the game in the second round to deliver seven blow to Cheka’s three
blows. It was evident from the second round that Vijendar is going to outperform Cheka to secure the win. It took only one more round for the match official to declare Vijender as the winner after he knocked down his opponent.
Vijender is obviously pleased with his performance and has commented that he had gone
through a vigourous training in Manchester for two months to prepare for this match. He also thanked his coaches for all the efforts they put in to train him. He also mentioned that Cheka talked a lot before the match and his friends warned him to be careful but he had faith in his punch power. Many celebrities were present to witness the bout between Vijender and Cheka. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Baba Ramdev, Sushil Kumar, Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt were some of the celebrities that were in attendance.