Indian Boxer Vijender Singh Defeats Alexander Horvath in Liverpool, England : After an evenly fought second round, Vijender Singh connected with a fight-ending blow to the Hungarian fighter’s left shoulder in the third. It was the Indian boxer’s fourth consecutive win.
Vijender Singh defeats Alexander Horvath to win his fourth successive professional boxing bout.
Hungarian Alexander Horvath on Saturday at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. The Olympic medallist took three rounds to register his fourth successive win of a short professional career.
“I don’t know what happened to him, I think he was looking to get out by making an excuse. It’s a good start to the year for me. 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.
“My target is to win the Asia title in front of my home crowd and looking forward to register two more knockout wins in April before I play in India,” he added.
The tactic succeeded to an extent with Vijender becoming less influential but never really being perturbed by his opponent in the red corner.
The 20-year-old Horvath, with an experience of seven pro fights before today, 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 walked into the arena to the trademark beats of popular Bollywood song ‘Singh is King’ and was cheered vociferously by the sizeable Indian community present inside.
Vijender did exceptionally well in commanding the pace of the bout and managed to drain the Hungarian in the second round itself.