There was no stopping boxing star Vijender Singh as he notched up his fourth successive knockout professional win by pummelling Hungary’s Alexander Horvath in under three rounds here on Saturday night
There was no stopping boxing star Vijender Singh as he notched up his fourth successive knockout professional win by pummelling Hungary’s Alexander Horvath in under three rounds here on Saturday night.
Vijender had little trouble outpunching his opponent, who failed to get up after being thrown off balance by his body blows in the third round of the six-round contest of the middlewight (75kg) category.
“I don’t know what happened to him, I think he was looking to get out by making an excuse. I am happy to register another knockout win. I think this is a great start for me looking ahead to my WBO Asia title bout in India (on June 11) this year,” Vijender said after the bout.
The 30-year-old Indian, who went into the contest on the back of three successive knockout triumphs, continued to be a cut above his rivals, who talk big but deliver little inside the ring.
The 20-year-old Horvath, with an experience of seven pro fights before, had been drinking snake blood to prepare himself but it seemed the bizarre routine helped little in countering the ferocity of India’s first Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist.
Vijender took barely a few seconds to get a measure of his rival and once that was done, he landed some telling jabs to unsettle Horvath, whose spat out his gumshield twice in the opening round itself.
Vijender did exceptionally well in commanding the pace of the bout and managed to drain the Hungarian in the second round itself.