Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh defeated Kerry Hope of Australia to clinch the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title in New Delhi on Saturday.
Faced with the most experienced and highly rated opponent of his fledgling professional boxing career, Vijender carved out a 98-92, 98-92, 100-90 verdict from the three judges to clinch his continue his unbeaten run.
This is Vijender’s seventh consecutive victory and thanks to this victory, the Indian boxer broke into the top-15 in the WBO rankings for the first time in his professional career.
Twitter was quick to congratulate Vijender Singh on his historic win and here are some of the tweets:
Congratulations @boxervijender for a hard fought and well deserved win. It was yet another display of immense skill, strength & stamina.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 16, 2016
Saw a full mch of boxing after yrs.thks @boxervijender for mkg INDIA proud,it's just the start ur hrd wrk,dedication and sacrifice paid off— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) July 16, 2016
.@boxervijender was probably expected to win but this was the kind of event boxing needed in India.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 16, 2016
Vijender Singh also took to Twitter to thank the people wishing him on his victory.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all d love that you have showered upon me.Hope today is a beginning of something special🇮🇳— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) July 16, 2016