And it’s Six in Six! Vijender Singh has done it again! The sensational boxer from India has just clinched his sixth consecutive professional bout as he knocked out Poland’s Andrzej Soldra packing in the very third round of the contest at the Premier Suite of Bolton’s Macron Stadium.
A lot had been spoken in the build-up to this fight but when he walked in with his signature beats of ‘Singh is King’ playing in the background, Vijender was a figure of confidence.
As the starting bell got the clash underway, both boxers started trading harmless jabs at each other. Soon after, Vijender pulled a solid right hand which knocked Soldra down right onto the floor. Once the Polish picked himself up, Vijender continued to build on the momentum and before the bell signalled the end of the first round, he had landed a flurry of quick punches on his opponent again.
In the second round of his first eight-round fixture, Vijender did run into some resistance from his rival as he tried going in more openly than before. It stayed pretty tight till the end of that period with the Indian doing just enough to inch closer to a favourable result.
With the third round initiated, it was Vijender all the way. Pushing Soldra to the edge, he opened up his body to cut him down with his unstinted battering. The Polish pugilist had no answer for his onslaught which led to the adjudicator ending the tie with Vijender accomplishing yet another technical knockout in his relatively young pro boxing career.
With a string of European fixtures successfully dealt with, focus now shifts to the 11th night of June when Vijender will make the much-awaited debut before his home crowd at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Arena to fight for his first World Boxing Organization(WBO) title.Published 13 May 2016, 23:29 IST