Vijender knocks out Cheka to retain Asia Pacific title

Vijender Singh defended his WBO Asia Pacific Super-Middleweight title by beating Tanzanian boxer Francis Cheka by a TKO at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.

Vijender had tremendous support for his bout as a packed house was behind the Olympic medallist, who had fought his first pro-boxing match at home. He has been in supreme form and do not be surprised if he starts the fights like it is all guns blazing.

The IOS Boxing Promotions and Queensberry Promotions has once again brought the sensational Vijendra Singh to face the former world champion Francis Cheka on December 17, 2016, at the Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi at 4 Pm.

Super Middleweight champion had won 32 of his 43 bouts before losing to the Indian pugilist. So to think that he will not be confident is off the mark. "I am just waiting for that moment when I come face to face with him (Cheka) in the ring".

Cheka, on the other hand, said that although it would be a good fight for him but not the big one, especially because he had fought in many big nations against big boxers. The 34-year old Tanzanian has tested himself against several super-middleweight talents including WBA world champion, Russia's Fedor Chudinov and WBC International Champion Matthew Mecklin from UK.

However, Cheka is a boxer who has been there in the pro circuit for, seemingly, an eternity.

Indian Boxer Vijender Singh will definitely look forward to carry on with his seven match undefeated streak and also defend his WBO Asia-Pacific super middle weight title.

"I don't care about records". "Big thank you to the crowd for coming and always supporting me". It was stupendous fighting from Vijender. "He helps us out in training because a 10-round contest requires huge physical fitness", Vijender said.

"Vijender however, enjoys the height advantage over the 5'10" African boxer. Vijender looks more in a defensive mood.



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