Battleground Asia: Vijender Singh defeats Zulpikar Maimaitiali to win 'double title fight', dedicates win to India-China friendship

05 August 2017, 11:38 PM
Vijender won the match by 96-93 95-94 95-94 to win his second title
Vijender won the match by 96-93 95-94 95-94 to win his second title

This is certainly a proud moment for the country. Vijender Singh has defeated Zulpikar Maimaitiali by 96-93 95-94 95-94 to win his second title. This was his ninth consecutive victory in professional boxing and he has kept his record intact. The match which went on till tenth round turned out to be a thrilling affair. The scores were tied but the three judges gave a unanimous decision and declared Vijender as the winner. 

The match had a lot at stake as both Vijender and Zulpikar had put their WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight titles on the line. Vijender. The 32-year old is now the holder of both the titles. The star Indian boxer took a lot of heavy blows from his Chinese counterpart as blood poured out from his nose. 

Vijender wished to return the title back to the Chinese boxer focussing on the ties between India and China. He dedicated the win to the friendship of the two nations.

Celebrities have taken to twitter the congratulate the boxer on his victory. Former Indian batsman Virendra Sehwag also extended his wishes to Vijender.

First Published: Saturday, August 05, 2017 10:40 PM

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