Vijender Singh offers to return title to Chinese opponent, wants peace between India and China

first_imgIn a great gesture, Vijender Singh offered to return the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title to China’s Zulpikar Maimaitiali and urged both the countries to maintain peace at the border.”I don’t want this title. I want to give it back to Zulpikar. I want to dedicate this win to India-China friendship. There is some tension at the border, need peace,” Vijender said after becoming the double [email protected]: “I want to dedicate this win to India-China friendship! There is some tension at the border, need peace!” #BattleGroundAsia- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) 5 August 2017Vijender won the thrilling 10-round bout by one of the closest unanimous decisions 96-93 95-94 95-94 to maintain his unbeaten streak at the professional boxing.Known for his ability to knockout opponents, the Uighur boxer from China was undefeated in his previous nine professional bouts. He had won eight of those — several of them by knockouts — while one bout was undecided.Both boxers were slightly tentative in an evenly matched opening round. Zulpikar tried to go on the offensive at the start of the second round but Vijender did well to negate his attacks. The Indian used his superior height to land several punches over the course of the round.The next couple of rounds were evenly matched as well although the Chinese boxer found it hard to counter Vijender’s height advantage.The Indian used his superior power and height to consistently chip away at his opponent and gradually wear him down.Zulpikar tried very hard, but found it tough to deal with Vijender’s defence and counter-punches.advertisementIn his attempt to force the advantage, Zulpikar hit Vijender below the belt on a few occasions, one of which saw the contest being stopped for several seconds in the ninth round.Zulpikar tried to force the pace in the final round in an attempt to regain lost ground, but Vijender managed to evade his attacks and hold on for the win.”You all saw it was a tough fight, but happy that we came out victorious,” he added.”It was unfortunate that he hit a few low blows and that upset me a little. But I had to recover quickly”An already WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion, Vijender will now also own WBO Oriental Super Middleweight championship belt after his victory over Maimaitiali.Vijender also said he wants to challenge for the world championship soon.”Just pray for me, one day I will be a world champion. I would like to thank everyone who came for this fight. It was great to see you all,” he signed [email protected]: “ProBoxing will just get bigger from here, seeing the crowd support. Want to promote Boxing everywhere!” #BattleGroundAsia- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) 5 August 2017Vijender extended his winning streak in the professional arena to nine bouts. It was the first defeat of Zulpikar’s professional career.SINGH IS KING! @boxervijenderWBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title ??WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title ??#BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/saVTaKuQzU- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017He came.He saw.He [email protected] kept his unbeaten record in Pro-Boxing intact! #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/MFpMNGYOD4- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017A moment to cherish for all of us! The whole country is proud of @boxervijender. #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/9SZnyTbQgy- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017Surreal atmosphere! The moment when @boxervijender was announced as the champion. Nothing less than goosebumps!#BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/3CayWQ7TL6- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017T 2507 – ??? ?? !! ???? ?? ??? ?? ?? ???? !! Vijendra beats China opponent to keep his title !! A slug fest but WE won ! Congratulations ! pic.twitter.com/qbd5n6HPdd- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 5, 2017Tough match this,but congrats @boxervijender .Enjoyed Hakka Noodles while watching ur fight & you made Chinese Hakka Bakka#BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/6nlcX92MHM- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2017Congratulations to @boxervijender for the great win. Chinese met a grand defeat in Mumbai and same will happen in Doklam #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/d7kwncuvgQ- Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 5, 2017Congratulations @boxervijender on yet another victory. Looked like the best match of your pro-boxing career. Superbly done#BattleGroundAsia- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2017WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champ Vijender Singh ??????????beat WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champ Zulpikar Maimaitiali from China- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017#VijenderSingh 9-0SonnyWhitingDeanGillenSamHyuseinovAlexanderHorvathMatiouzeRoyerAndrzej SoldraKerry HopeFrancis ChekaZ Maimaitiali- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Congratulations my brother @boxervijender!! Sabash shera ??#BattleGroundAsia. Keep rocking- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 5, 2017It was like a #MohammadAli vs #Tyson in styles of fighting..very well fought my brother @boxervijender..retains the title #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/aXHhrEr9auadvertisement- Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 5, 2017last_img read more