18/12/2016 11:17 AM IST | Updated 18/12/2016 11:32 AM IST

Vijender Singh Defeats Francis Cheka To Defend WBO Asia Pacific Title

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Kirren Rijiju, MC Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar were present to cheer Singh.

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NEW DELHI -- Indian boxing star Vijender Singh knocked out former world Francis Cheka to retain WBO-Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.

Vijender took less than 10 minutes to beat Tanzanian boxer to defend his title at the packed Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi last night.

Vijender landed the winning blow in the third round of what was to be a 10-round contest to leave Cheka dazed and delirious.

After the bout, Vijender said he believed in his punch power. He also thanked all his coaches for the effort they put in.

Among those present on the occasion to cheer Vijender included Minister of State for Home Kirren Rijiju, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, five-time world champion MC Mary Kom and star wrestling duo - Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt.


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