New Delhi: India`s Vijender Singh outpunched Tanzania's Francis Cheka by technical knockout at the Thyagaraj Stadiumon Saturday, winning his 8th consecutive bout as a pro and successfully defend the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.
The 3rd round witnessed the Haryana boxer completely dominate the contest, cornering the Tanzanian and subsequently blowing powerful punches prompting the referee to stop the contest and award the bout in Vijender`s favour by a technical knockout.
The 31-year-old Indian took just three rounds to conquer the current African champion in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight division, blowing this knockout punch.
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The 2012 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist used his superior strength and height advantage over the 5'10 Cheka to good effect, dominating most of the exchanges.
(With IANS inputs)