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As it happened: Vijender Singh defeats Zulpikar Maimaitiali after 10 rounds

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 05, 2017 22:19 IST

The action has begun!


22:19 (IST)5 AUG 2017

That brings a close to the live coverage of Battleground Asia. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

22:18 (IST)5 AUG 2017

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Vijender Singh is the King of Asia and is now the holder of two belts!

22:16 (IST)5 AUG 2017

The winner of the main event is Vijender Singh by unanimous decision. The three judges have the scores 96-93 95-94 95-94.

22:13 (IST)5 AUG 2017

The end of 10 rounds. It is now up to the judges. Definitely, one of Vijender's toughest fights till date.

22:12 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Looks like another low blow from Zulpikar. 

22:10 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Zulpikar is still the more aggressive of the two. Vijender is struggling here. He needs a magic punch here! Maybe, he just needs to hold on and the judges will do the rest!

22:08 (IST)5 AUG 2017

We are in for the final round that will decide the winner of tonight's main event!

22:08 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Three rights from Vijender all on target in the ninth round here. But blood is coming out from his nose. He is hurt.

22:06 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Vijender goes down again. Zulpikar hits another low blow that has hurt the Indian. No complaints from Vijender.

22:04 (IST)5 AUG 2017

We have an intense match here with both boxers going toe to toe. Penultimate round coming up.

22:02 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Both are tiring out now, but Vijender, in particular, seems to be gasping for breath more.

22:00 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Vijender snucks in a right hook but Zulpikar doesn't seem too worried with that.

21:59 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Another too-close-to-call round! Three more to go.

21:58 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Vijender is attempting a few things here but that accuracy, that precision seems to be missing.

21:55 (IST)5 AUG 2017

That's the end of round six. Nervous moments for Vijender. Can he hold on?

21:54 (IST)5 AUG 2017

For a minute there, it looked like Vijender went down after Zulpikar connects one. The fight continues.

21:53 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Zulpikar goes on full attack mode but Vijender is doing well to evade his big lefts. 

21:52 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Yet another low blow from Zulpikar. He is sent back to the neutral corner by the referee. Points deducted this time.

21:51 (IST)5 AUG 2017

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Very, very close to call at the midway stage. Could be anyone's fight.

21:50 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Vijender lands a barrage of punches but Zulpikar comes back with a couple of solid hits. 

21:46 (IST)5 AUG 2017

And, Vijender takes round four! With ease!

21:45 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Once again there is a low blow from Zulpikar. No point is deducted as of now, but the Chinese is walking on thin waters here.

21:45 (IST)5 AUG 2017

This time, Zulpikar takes a tumble. Meanwhile, it looks like Vijender has a slight cut under his left eye.

21:44 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Vijender finally makes solid contact. He evades Zulpikar's big left and hits on the counter.

21:43 (IST)5 AUG 2017

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Zulpikar connects well in the third round whilst evading Vijender's lunges. It looks like a very close contest at the moment.

21:40 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Zulpikar with a low blow early in the third round. It's a warning as of now. The next time that happens it could be costly.

21:39 (IST)5 AUG 2017

End of the second round, Vijender enjoys a comfortable start except for that one body blow.

21:38 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Vijender lands three successive heavy blows. Zulpikar still has a smile on his face.

21:36 (IST)5 AUG 2017

The first round is up and it is very difficult to say who leads at the moment. Of course, it's still very early into the match.

21:33 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Both the boxers are giving each other maximum respect. Meanwhile, the crowd is really getting behind Vijender here.

21:32 (IST)5 AUG 2017

It's a cautious start by both the boxers. They are measuring each other up at the moment.

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The national anthems are now being played out.

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Vijender Singh is now walking towards the ring amidst roaring applause.

21:22 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Zulpikar Maimaitiali is making his way towards the ring.

21:18 (IST)5 AUG 2017

It's time for the big fight!

21:16 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Guess who just arrived at the venue!?

It's none other than Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, who will cheer on Vijender for his fight. Also among the audience are actors Sonu Sood, Gulshan Grover and Randeep Hooda.

20:53 (IST)5 AUG 2017

The next fight is the last fight of the night! The big match, the main event - Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali.

20:51 (IST)5 AUG 2017

20:49 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Neeraj Goyat has won it by unanimous decision. 

20:46 (IST)5 AUG 2017

End of the 12th round. Such a close contest this one. Goyat believes he has won it but Tanada as well is looking pretty confident. It is now up to the judges.

20:45 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Some showboating here from Goyat. He moves backward and opens his arms as if to taunt his opponent.

20:45 (IST)5 AUG 2017

The 12th round starts with both boxers hitting a flurry of punches. Going for the win, are we?

20:44 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Goyat with some much needed attacking intent in the eleventh round but will it be enough?

20:39 (IST)5 AUG 2017

End of round 10, Tanada still holds the upper hand here. Goyat has to look to land a flurry of punches in the last two rounds to defend his title.

20:34 (IST)5 AUG 2017

That was Goyat's best round yet. He gets his combinations going and hits Tanada at least on three occasions. He is making a good comeback here.

20:30 (IST)5 AUG 2017

Goyat has made a good comeback in the last two rounds. It seems like this one is headed right down to the wire.
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