India’s Vijender Singh knocked out Tanzania’s Francis Cheka with a brutal punch at the Thyagaraj Stadiumon Saturday, winning his 8th consecutive bout as a pro and successfully defend the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.
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The match ended in the 3rd round via a technical knockout when the referee stopped the fight after Cheka’s mouthpiece fell off. It was an incredible piece of punches by Vijender which turned it into a no-contest. This was by far Vijender’s toughest opponent and he proved himself at the highest level once again.
The 31 year old fighter earned his first professional title in the WBO Asia Pacific Super-Middleweight Championship against Australia’s Kerry Hope in July and entered the WBO World rankings in 10th place.
It also means that he is yet to lose a fight after 8 consecutive bouts at this level.