Vijender Singh Congratulated by President, Prime Minister on WBO Title Win

Updated: 17 July 2016 16:18 IST

Vijender Singh had scored a dominating win over Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in a 10-round bout in Delhi on Saturday to win the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

Vijender Singh Congratulated by President, Prime Minister on WBO Title Win
Vijender Singh reacts after winning the WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight title. © AFP

New Delhi:

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Vijender Singh on clinching the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title, saying that the star boxer has made the country proud with his feat.

Vijender scored a dominating win over Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in a 10-round bout in Delhi on Saturday.

The victory propelled him to the 15th spot in the WBO rankings and he will have to defend his title in the next two months. It was the seventh straight victory for Vijender in his pro-boxing career, having won his six previous bouts on knockouts.




PM Modi lauded Vijender for his immense skill, strength and stamina while dismantling his opponent to win the Asia Pacific title.




Indian cricket limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star boxer Mary Kom, former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and V V S Laxman, and Haryana and Delhi Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Arvind Kejriwal were among those who congratulated Vijender on his achievement.
























IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, who was in attendance at the Thyagraj Sports Complex for the bout, also tweeted his congratulations to Vijender Singh.





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Highlights
  • Vijender Singh was congratulated by the President, PM on his win
  • Vijender had defeated Kerry Hope to win his first ever title
  • Vijender won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title
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