Undefeated Indian ring sensation Vijender Singh will make his hotly-anticipated return to New Dehli on December 17 where he will make the first defence of his WBO Asia Pacific Super-Middleweight crown against Francis Cheka at the Thyagaraj Stadium, live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation.
Fresh from earning his first professional title against Australia’s Kerry Hope back in July, knockout king Singh leapfrogged up the WBO World rankings into tenth place. Singh, 7-0 6 KO’s, outworked and outclassed the experienced Hope over ten rounds and came away winning every round.
India’s first ever Olympic Games boxing medallist was roared on by a sell-out 6,000 strong crowd at the Thyagaraj stadium and was awarded a deserved unanimous decision win with scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 100-90 from the three judges.
Frank Warren's maiden voyage to India proved a resounding success. The tremendous reaction on social media from the stars of cricket and Bollywood personalities who were in attendance at ringside prove that history was well worth making.
Distinguished attendees of the political sphere along with the glamour of Bollywood and champions of the Indian sports world saw the emergence of a new champion and in Vijender, a new Indian star being born.