Vijender Singh made an amazing start to his professional boxing career defeating Sonny Whiting via technical knockout in Manchester on Sunday. The Indian pro looked in full control of the bout as he unleashed some aggressive shots, including strong upper cuts and jabs.
Though the first round might have been a bit even-stevens, Vijender was in full control of the bout in the second round where he threw some amazing shots at Whiting and the Brit was in all sort of problems. Even though the Indian was making his debut as a pro, he troubled Whiting to the hilt.
Whiting, who had been vocal in the last few days talking how he would beat Vijender, failed to live up to his words as the Indian grew in confidence each and every minute. However, it was the third round which made all the difference as the Indian, after an impressive second round, looked confident and came out all guns blazing and troubled the Brit right from the start.
Vijender hit a series of shots at Whiting's face that forced the referee to stop the bout, which resulted in a huge win for the Indian.
Though Vijender might have started his pro career in the best manner possible, he needs to be consistent to be successful at this level, where the competition is of top class. Vijender is set to fight next on October 30 in Harrow.
"Thanks to all my fans. My next fight will be Oct 30 in Harrow, enjoy it. It's new for me but I've been working hard. It's going well, I want to win! That's just the beginning," The Times of India quoted Vijender as saying.
"I am very happy for this win. It's just a beginning as I have to go a long way. I will work more hard and have to be professional champion one day.
"I never got nervous during the bout. My punches have replied to Sonny Whiting in the ring. It's new for me but I have been working hard. It's going well. I want to win, win and win," Vijender said.