Vijender Singh continued his impressive run in the professional boxing circuit, defeating Matiouze Royer at the Copper Box Arena in London, for his fifth straight win. The Indian pugilist registered the victory in the fifth round via a technical knockout on Saturday. And he is now reportedly looking forward to his next bout.
This fight against the Frenchman was said to be Vijender's toughest in his pro-boxing career, as Royer came into the bout with 44 fights under his belt, compared to the Indian's four. However, Vijender remained unfazed, showing exceptional skills to knock out Royer in the fifth round.
Vijender looked in excellent form from the first round itself, trying to break Royer's defence, and unleashed his shots, but did not get many chances. It was the second round where Vijender looked in complete control as he threw flurry of punches towards Royer, who sustained a cut above his left eye as well.
From the second round, it was just a matter of time for the Indian to be declared the winner as he was making life tough for the Frenchamn, who was plonked on the receiving end. Even when Royer threw a punch, Vijender used his movement and reflexes to avoid those blows.
It was all over in the fifth round as the referee stopped the bout and declared Vijender the winner. It was a sensational display by the Indian, who showed great footwork throughout the bout. Defeating an experienced boxer like Fayer will give him the confidence to perform even better in his future bouts.
"The best part is that I started attacking Matiouze Royer from the starting of first round and my confidence level was gone up. With this win my morale is really up and I am confident of doing well in all future fights. My amateur experience is helping me but pro is totally different game, so I am looking forward to my next bout on 13 May before the WBO Asia Title fight in India," Press Trust of India quoted Vijender as saying.
Though he has set his sights on his first homecoming in India for the bout in June, he needs to stay focused as he is set to face another opponent on May 13 before that mega fight.