Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh, who recently witnessed his 6th consecutive win in the professional arena, expressed his wish to win World Boxing Organisation's (WBO) Asia title, in front of his home crowd, on June 11th in New York.
On Friday evening, Singh hammered Andrzej Soldra of Poland by technical knockout in 3 brutal rounds in a Super Middleweight contest at the Macron Stadium, England.
Speaking to the media after the fight, Vijender said, “I am thrilled to get my sixth professional victory and excited for my homecoming title fight. Soldra was a good opponent but my punches replied to him. I think this fight was a horror show for him. I am happy that before my title fight, I am able to have six knockout wins.”
“The support I have received from everyone here in Britain and back home in India has been absolutely phenomenal. Now I will start preparing for my title fight in India. I am happy I will fight in front of my home crowd soon,” he added.
Among the several opponents Vijendar has faced so far, Soldra is the most experienced one, who won 12 of 17 bouts he has fought so far. Five of those wins have come by knockout.
In Vijendar’s professional boxing career, it was the first eight-round contest, even then, he was at the top of his game against the 30 year old pole.
“By winning first eight round fight, my confidence level has really gone up and this is a step forward heading towards title fight,” he said.
Responding to his trainee’s performance, Lee Beard said, “He is a true talent of professional boxing. I am happy with his performance so far and he will go a long way. He is very hard working boxer.”
By Phani Ch