Vijender Singh retains his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title with a third round technical knockout win over Francis Cheka. That was stupendous fighting from Vijender, who looked in complete control of the bout. His strong punches was too much for Cheka as Vijender’s powerful jab and hook was the was the last action of the night.
With this win, Vijender has maintained his unbeaten streak in pro boxing, winning his eighth straight bout.
Vijender started dominating 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.
The Tanzanian, reigning World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super Middleweight champion had won 32 of his 43 bouts before losing to the Indian pugilist. Of those wins, 17 had come by knockout.
Earlier, Vijender had defeated Australian Kerry Hope in a gruelling 10-round contest in front of his home crowd at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi to take his first professional title in July.