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Vijender dedicates Pro-boxing victory to legend Mohammed Ali

Indian Boxer Vijendra Singh clinched his 7th  victory by beating Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title.

Published: 17th July 2016 12:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2016 12:43 AM   |  A+A-

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Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh celebrates after beating Australia's Kerry Hope and won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Saturday. | PTI

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Indian Boxer Vijendra Singh clinched his 7th  victory by beating Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title at the Thyagraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Saturday. 

Vijender Singh after winning the match dedicated his maiden title to boxing legend Mohammed Ali who passed away on June 3 this year.

Singh beat Kerry Hope (98-92, 98-92, 100-90) to win the super middleweight belt.

Vijender dominated in the first two rounds and made Hope to go into defensive mode, however, Kerry with his resilient knock in the consecutive rounds, was constantly evading Singh’s penetrative punches.

The final round saw Singh leading with huge advantage came down heavily on Hope.

The exciting event saw the presence of several prominent politicians among other celebrities who came to witness the bout.

Union Sports Minster Vijay Goel, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla and BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain were present for the encounter.



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