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Vijender Singh defeats Francis Cheka to retain WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Title

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh had promised that he will take his opponent Francis Cheka down in six rounds, before entering the ring. 
●    The Bhiwani boxer on Saturday took less than 10 minutes to knock Cheka out in the third round itself to retain his WBO-Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.
●    Undefeated in his last seven bouts, Vijender silenced the hype surrounding Cheka with a powerful knockout punch and lifted the coveted title in front of a jam-packed Thyagraj stadium.
●    Vijender won the title in July by beating former European champion Kerry Hope of Australia.
●    Thirty Four-year-old Cheka, who hails from Tanzania, had fought 43 bouts prior to his duel with Vijender. 
●    He had tasted victory in 32 of these showdowns, winning by virtue of a knock-out on 17 occasions.

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