Indian boxer Vijender Singh is all set to defend his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title against former world champion Francis Cheka. The 31-year-old, who bid adieu to his amateur career and turned professional in 2015, has been training really hard for his bout against the Tanzanian. With all eyes set on the #NightOfTheChampions, Vijender has requested the fans to come out in numbers and make the advantage of home support count. The big face-off will be held on December 17 at Delhi’s Thyagaraj Sports Complex.
The Indian Olympic bronze medallist has been undefeated in his 7 appearances in the professional ring. While Francis Cheka has more experience and has contested in more than 40 matches, Vijender has been putting in extra hours with trainer Lee Beard. After posting his intense workouts over the last few days on Twitter, Singh took to Twitter to ask for moral support before the finale.
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) December 13, 2016
In his professional boxing debut match, Singh defeated Britain’s Sonny Whiting by a technical knockout. Britain’s Dean Gillen was defeated by a knockout in his second encounter. Bulgaria’s Samet Hyuseinov was also defeated by a technical knockout in the third fight. In the next fight, he defeated Hungary’s Alexander Horvath by a knockout. Extending his winning streak to 5-0, he beat France’s Matiouze Royer by a technical knockout. Poland’s Andrzej Soldra was defeated in the same manner in his sixth encounter. His last fight against Australia’s Kerry Hope was held at Delhi’s Thyagaraj Sports Complex. He won the battle by a unanimous decision. Overall, Vijender has won 6 of his 7 battles by knockouts.
Will Vijender Singh be able to maintain his winning streak and make it 8 out of 8 wins or will Francis Cheka become the new champion? After heated arguments between the two athletes, the stage is set for them to prove their mettle.
— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) December 12, 2016