Earlier today fight fans in India, and the UK, saw rising hopeful Vijender Singh (8-0, 7) retain his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title, with a stoppage win against veteran Francis Cheka (32-10-2, 17).
The bout began well for Cheka who seemed to show some speed and experience, though did struggle to land much clean on the defensively sound Singh who blocked and avoided much of the blows sent in his direction. Sadly for Cheka that was as good as it got for him and by the end of the opening round Singh had began to let his hands go and was backing up Cheka.
As soon as the Tanzanian veteran was forced to back up he looked lost and it was only a matter of time until Singh would stop him, with Cheka retiring in round 3 citing some sort of injury, though if we're being honest it simply seemed like he had enough of being in the ring and wanted out.
Whilst the bout was less than stellar, with Cheka seemingly happy to accept a defeat without showing too much fighting spirits, the crowd still ate up the bout and were crazy for Singh who looks like he is already a national and potentially one of the most significant fighters of recent years, even if we doubt his potential to become a world champion.
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