Vijender Singh schools Ernest Amuzu to retain super middleweight regional belts

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 | 0

Indian superstar Vijender Singh scored a unanimous decision win over Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu to retain the WBO Asia-Pacific and Oriental super middleweight belts in Jaipur on Saturday night.

Vijender, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, dominated the 10-round bout from the word go even as he failed to score a knockout win on his way to improving to 10-0. Amuzu, on the the other hand, was handed third defeat in his 26-bout career.

Vijender, as usual, was slow off the blocks but gathered pace as the contest progressed.

Amuzu experienced the power of his opponent in the sixth and seventh rounds when Vijender unleashed a series of combinations. He, however, managed to cling on till the final bell.

The 31-year-old’s defensive skills too were on point as Amuzu failed to land a telling punch throughout.

The judges’ scorecard, not surprisingly, read a similar 100-90.

Meanwhile, Vijender’s promoter Neerav Tomar said that they plan to vie for the Commonwealth title in March 2018 before giving a shot to world later in the year.

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