Liverpool: Thrilled with his fourth professional victory, India star boxer Vijender Singh on Saturday dedicated his win against Hungarian Alexander Horvath to the martyrs of Indian Armed Forces during Jammu and Pathankot attacks.
Speaking after the win, Vijender said, “I’m thrilled to get my fourth professional victory and excited for what the future holds for me. I’m happy to get another knockout win and really want to push on from here with some big performances is 2016. I was better prepared for my fight this time because this fight was postponed for almost a month. I dedicate this win to the martyrs of Indian Armed Forces during Jammu and Pathankot attacks.”
Vijender continued his winning streak by stopping Horvath in the third round with a big body shot. Undefeated Vijender Singh entered the ring in his own style on a Bollywood song “Singh is King” and he rocked in the ring by knocking out Alexander Horvath to deliver an explosive performance for his fans. The man from Kaluwas was well on top from the very first bell, landing some big right hand shots on the retreating Horvath. The Indian puncher started the second round with a flurry of big hooks that connected well on Horvath who struggled to handle Vijender Singh’s power and movement.
The contest was won in the third round with a powerful body shot that connected on Horvath’s shoulder. The Bulgarian went down and failed to beat the referee’s count. It looks to be a massive year knockout merchant Singh who was delighted to get yet another stoppage win.
Talking about his opponent Vijender said “I have proved my hard work in the ring, I know in professional boxing your opponents always engage you in war of words and they give you a lot of challenges as Horvath did, but my punches replied to him. I am happy my professional career is progressing in a positive manner and all hard work I am doing with my trainers is giving positive results”
He added: “The support I have received from everyone here in Liverpool and back home in India has been absolutely phenomenal. My phone hasn’t stopped buzzing with messages of support from all around the world and I’m so grateful to all of my new fans. You can expect some big performances from me this year as I look to move up the ranks. Now immediate target will be my next fight to be played in Harrow on 2 April.”
Commenting on the fourth win in a row, Vijender’s trainer Lee Beard said “Vijender was in control of the fight from really early and enjoyed himself him there. He took his time because he wanted to get some rounds under his belt, we’ve also been working on getting his feet and distance right to try and get himself into a position to land meaningful shots. He’s also been practicing his defence and blocking punches to let him work on the inside, which he did tonight against Horvath. I’m very pleased with the job he’s done, but there is still much more to come.”