Vijender retains WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

Delhi: India’s Vijender Singh outpunched Tanzania’s Francis Cheka to defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Saturday.

Undefeated in seven professional bouts so far, the 31-year-old Indian took just three rounds to retain his unbeaten streak since turning professional.

Vijender started dominating from the first round after defending the early punches from his opponent to lead 3-1 before landing seven punches to Cheka’s three in the second round.

The third round witnessed the Haryana boxer completely dominating the contest as the referees ruled the bout in Vijender’s favour by a technical knockout.