Liverpool: Boxer Vijender Singh knocked out Hungarian Alexander Horvath to register his fourth successive professional win on Saturday. Alexander looked relaxed and wanted to give a fight to Vijender, unlike Vijender’s earlier opponents who were eager to finish their contests in quick time. Alexander looked more aggressive of the two, whereas Vijender followed gauge and attack approach. In the first round, Vijender tactfully used his height advantage and avoided Alexander’s attack. He attacked the Hungarian whenever he got the opportunity.
In the second round, Alexander tried to box Vijender with some quick punches. But his attack lacked direction and after some time he looked tired and fatigued. Vijender looked settled after the round whereas Alexander was desperate to score points.
By the third round, Vijender was in full flow. His body language was full of confidence, while Alexander looked tired. Vijender jumped on this opportunity and pounced on his opponent with full vigour. Alexander was not able to handle the situation and sat in the ring. Once Alexander sat down, the referee started counting. As Alexander didn’t stand up, referee had no option but to stop bout and declare Vijender the winner.
After the bout Vijender talked about his performance and upcoming games, ‘It's a good start for me beginning 2016 on a winning note. I am happy for registering knockout win. I think this is a great start for me looking ahead my fight in India in June this year. My target is to win Asia title in front of my home crowd and looking forward to register two more knockout wins in April before I play in India. I would like to thank Indian fans in Liverpool and all supporting me on digital media.’
I dedicate this victory to the Martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces during terrorist attacks in Jammu and Pathankot pic.twitter.com/rvuX0zFUy9
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) March 12, 2016