The Indian Boxing sensation Vijender Singh has defeated WBC European champion Kerry Hope to win WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title. It took him 10 hard-fought rounds to win the game as he beats 98-92, 98-92 and 100-90 and dedicated his win to Muhammad Ali. Vijender Singh after winning the bout added –
Thank you India! I didn’t expect it to go to ten rounds. It is all to my country, not about me! We have been working hard for this. Finally, we did it and we will work to improve my ranking now. This comes after a lot of hard work put in by me, my trainer, my team. I thank my coach, my promoter and my team who have done a fantastic job.
From the beginning of the match, Vijender dominated over his opponent and looked for knockout blow even though Kerry Hope was supposed to be more attacking of the two. PM Narendra Modi congratulated Vijender Singh on twitter for his 7th straight win in his pro-boxing career.
Congratulations @boxervijender for a hard fought and well deserved win. It was yet another display of immense skill, strength & stamina.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 16, 2016
Following video displays the top moments from the final bout between Vijender Singh and Kerry Hope. Check out how the Indian sensation dominated his rival throughout the fight –
Keep Going Vijender! We hope that you will make us proud once again in the Rio Olympics.