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‘Ring ka king’: Twitter on Vijender Singh’s historic victory over Kerry Hope

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh defeated Kerry Hope of Australia to clinch the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title in New Delhi.

other-sports Updated: Jul 17, 2016 12:31 IST
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Indian boxer Vijender Singh reacts after winning WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.
Indian boxer Vijender Singh reacts after winning WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.(AP Photo)
         

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh defeated Kerry Hope of Australia to clinch the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title in New Delhi on Saturday.

READ: Vijender Singh outlasts Hope for seventh pro-boxing win in a row

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.

READ: Boxer Vijender Singh’s wife can’t bear to see husband take punches

Twitter was quick to congratulate Vijender Singh on his historic win and here are some of the tweets:

Vijender Singh also took to Twitter to thank the people wishing him on his victory.

First Published: Jul 17, 2016 12:29 IST

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