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PHOTO: Vijender Singh laughs at Francis Cheka in middle of fight after hitting him on face

PHOTO: Vijender Singh laughs at Francis Cheka in middle of fight after hitting him on face

The win helped the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist remained unbeaten in his pro boxing career.

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WATCH: Vijender Singh's powerful right jab which forced Francis Cheka to retire hurt

WATCH: Vijender Singh's powerful right jab which forced Francis Cheka to retire hurt

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.

After Knocking out Francis Cheka, Vijender Singh craves for more titles in coming year

After Knocking out Francis Cheka, Vijender Singh craves for more titles in coming year

India's first Olympic medallist in boxing dedicated the triumph to the country's soldiers who have lost their lives in the year going by.

WATCH: The brutal punch from Vijender Singh that knocked out Francis Cheka in title bout

WATCH: The brutal punch from Vijender Singh that knocked out Francis Cheka in title bout

Vijender took just three rounds to conquer the current African champion in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight division.

Virender Sehwag rips into Francis Cheka, congratulates Vijender Singh for successful title defense​

Virender Sehwag rips into Francis Cheka, congratulates Vijender Singh for successful title defense​

Vijender sealed his 8th consecutive victory as a pro after landing the final knockout punch in 3rd round to Francis.

WBO Asia Pacific title: Vijender Singh defends title in style, knocks Francis Cheka out in 3 rounds

WBO Asia Pacific title: Vijender Singh defends title in style, knocks Francis Cheka out in 3 rounds

Vijender Singh's Tanzanian challenger Francis Cheka was retired hurt in the third round after the Indian boxer landed some powerful punches.

WBO Asia Pacific title: Vijender Singh vs Francis Cheka - As it happened...

WBO Asia Pacific title: Vijender Singh vs Francis Cheka - As it happened...

Before this fight, Francis Cheka had played total 8 matches outside Tanzania and have lost all the 8.

There's no pressure, the whole of India is with me, says Vijender Singh ahead of fight with Francis Cheka

There's no pressure, the whole of India is with me, says Vijender Singh ahead of fight with Francis Cheka

Vijender Singh currently occupies the 54th rank in his category is still unbeaten in all his last seven fights with one KO match.

WBO Asia Pacific title: Vijender Singh's Olympic Bronze medal is nothing, says opponent Francis Cheka

WBO Asia Pacific title: Vijender Singh's Olympic Bronze medal is nothing, says opponent Francis Cheka

Even as Cheka shoved him during the customary 'Face-Off' photo-op, Vijender showed restraint.

Caught in a 'Red-Tape': Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar's wait for pro debut continues

Caught in a 'Red-Tape': Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar's wait for pro debut continues

Both Akhil and Jitender were quarterfinalists in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and are also Asian Championships bronze-medallist

Akhil Kumar meets Haryana Sports Minister to seek assistance in turning Pro

Akhil Kumar meets Haryana Sports Minister to seek assistance in turning Pro

Jitender Kumar, a former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist who is also a Haryana Police DSP, will also be turning professional alongside Akhil.

Vijender Singh's title defence bout: Everything you need to know — Date, time, venue, opponent, weight class

Vijender Singh's title defence bout: Everything you need to know — Date, time, venue, opponent, weight class

The fight night will also feature top Indian boxers, including Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar, make their pro-boxing debut.

Vijender Singh to defend WBO title on December 17; Akhil, Jitender Kumar make their pro-boxing debut

Vijender Singh to defend WBO title on December 17; Akhil, Jitender Kumar make their pro-boxing debut

Vijender's UK-based promoters Queensberry Promotions' Francis Warren said the India boxer's career has been peaking perfectly.

Akhil, Jitender Kumar seek Haryana Police nod for comeback to ring

Akhil, Jitender Kumar seek Haryana Police nod for comeback to ring

Both Akhil and Jitender are expected to make their professional debuts next month.

We are safe because of you: Boxer Vijender Singh's heartfelt Diwali wish to the Indian Army

We are safe because of you: Boxer Vijender Singh's heartfelt Diwali wish to the Indian Army

It's festive season and as Diwali approaches, wishes and greetings are being sent across the country to friends, families, near and dear ones.

Accolades galore for Kabaddi team: PM Modi leads the nation congratulating Anup Kumar & Co for winning World Cup

Accolades galore for Kabaddi team: PM Modi leads the nation congratulating Anup Kumar & Co for winning World Cup

India had defeated Iran in the previous two World Cup finals, 55-27 at Mumbai In 2004 and 20-19 at Panvel in 2007.

Here's how Vijender Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt reacted after Indian Army's daring anti-terror operation

Here's how Vijender Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt reacted after Indian Army's daring anti-terror operation

PM Narendra Modi had assured the nation that those behind the dastardly attack would not go unpunished.

Uri Attack: Time has come to answer bullets with grenades – Boxer Manoj Kumar's appeal to Narendra Modi

Uri Attack: Time has come to answer bullets with grenades – Boxer Manoj Kumar's appeal to Narendra Modi

Manoj, who is known for his patriotic thoughts, wrote a hard-hitting Facebook post where he appealed to the Prime Minister to answer bullets of terrorists with grenades.