Vijender Singh to fight for other belts after defending WBO Asia-Pacific title

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 | 0

 

After retaining his WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight title following a third-round stoppage of Tanzania’s Francis Cheka in New Delhi on Saturday, Vijender Singh is looking making further inroads in the world of professional boxing.

Neerav Tomar, the managing director of IOS – Vijender’s promoters – revelaed that the unbeaten Indian pugilist will stake a claim for the Commonwealth title or the Intercontinental belt in 2017.

“We are next looking for an opportunity to fight in Leicester; there is a high Indian population there,” he said, as quoted by PTI.

“That’s an option potentially next year. We have been debating about the next fight. I think we are going to go for a new title because he has this title,” continued Tomar.

“We are going to go for a Commonwealth title or even the inter-continental title. There is a good Russian boxer and there is a good Oriental (Chinese) fighter. That could be in the next couple of months.”

Vijender looked lethal than ever with his punches, turning out too hot to handle for Cheka as the referee stopped the contest in the third round.

The 31-year-old, a former Olympic medallist, had won the belt by outpunching Australia’s Kerry Hope in July this year.

 

 

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