This has been quite an incredible fight. Thank you for joining us.
Vijender: "I do not believe in talking outside the ring and my punches do the talking."
Vijender Singh remains the WBO Asia Pacific Champion.
Just to remind our readers, this has been a technical knockout.
Vijender has knocked Cheka out in the third round. This is incredible.
Strong right blows landed by Vijender on Cheka there and the Indian has cornered. Vijender is moving brilliantly here. The round has been stopped.
Vijender looking with a lot more intent and Cheka wanting to make amends for the ground lost in the second round.
Vijender has been pretty pragmatic till now. Round 3 begins.
ROUND 2 ends and this one has definitely gone to Vijender. 7-3
What showmanship from Vijender, he lands a punch and then smirks. Answering with his punches there.
Vijender lands a left hook and then lends a right jab as well. Good positive boxing from Vijender as he is making full use of his reach here.
Cheka comes out flying in the second round and Vijender, like the first round, has been pretty cautious. Cheka is moving a lot more here.
ROUND 2 begins
ROUND 1 ENDS
He lands one more on Cheka's face and evades a couple of punches to end the opening round.
Neither of the boxers have gotten off the blocks. Cheka has thrown in majority of the punches in the first round. A couple of jabs there from Vijender there. The first round coming to an end here.
Cheka starts with a couple of punches and starts moving around with a lot of pace. He is on the attack. Vijender being cautious.
Round 1 begins
The fight is about to begin. We will have 10 rounds of three minutes each.
Now we have the national anthem of India.
The national anthems being played now and we have Tanzania first.
We are ready to go. Let us remind you. Vijender weighed in 76 KG and Cheka weighed in 74.7 KG.
And here he is VIJENDER SINGH. The crowd goes ballistic. This is an incredible entrance. He is loved across the country and that is reflecting in the crowd's response.
Francis Cheka is about to enter the ring. He has done a lot of talking, it is time to fight.
There are a lot of people who have gathered in the Thyagraj Sports Complex for this fight and lot of tri-colours are flying around.
Mary Kom said the fight will end in Round 5.
Raghu Ram of the Roadies fame is also in the house. He is a close friend of Vijender and says he will knock Cheka out.
Vijender Singh has not lost yet in his professional career and the last time he fought Kerry Hope in New Delhi, he overcame the Welsh-Australian boxer.
Francis Cheka has done a lot of talking before the fight and he claimed that he is going to end Vijender Singh's professional career tonight. Vijender, on the other hand, has maintained that he is going to answer in the ring.
Among others present for the fight include wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar along with famous boxer Mary Kom.
The crowd is coming in and the stadium is full. Baba Ramdev is one of those present in the house.
We are close to the start of the fight between Vijender Singh and Francis Cheka.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Vijender Singh's bout against Tanzania's Francis Cheka for the WBO Super Middleweight Asia-Pacific title. We are in New Delhi and this promises to be an excellent fight.
Vijender Singh, the Indian boxing star, will be up against the most experienced and proficient opponent of his new-found professional
career when he defends his WBO Super Middleweight Asia-Pacific title against the current WBF Super Middleweight Champion Francis Cheka.
Cheka, who refers to himself as the Tanzanian Lion, is a veteran in the game of Boxing with 43 fights with 32 wins. The 34-year old Tanzanian has tested himself against several super-middleweight talents including WBA world champion, Russia’s Fedor Chudinov and WBC International
Champion Matthew Mecklin from UK.