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Vijender Singh - the New WBO Asia/Pacific Middleweight Champion

Other Sports | News18.com | July 17, 2016, 1:02 pm
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Vijender Singh continued his unbeaten run as he created history by defeating Australia’s Kerry Hope to win the WBO Asia/Pacific Middleweight title on Saturday. (Getty Images)

Vijender Singh continued his unbeaten run as he created history by defeating Australia’s Kerry Hope to win the WBO Asia/Pacific Middleweight title on Saturday. (Getty Images)

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This was Vijender’s first points-win after six knockouts in a row and it was also the longest that he spent inside the ring to clinch a win since turning pro. (Getty Images)

This was Vijender’s first points-win after six knockouts in a row and it was also the longest that he spent inside the ring to clinch a win since turning pro. (Getty Images)

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla during the bout. (Getty Images)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla during the bout. (Getty Images)

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Vijender lost footing for a moment in the second round but looked in complete control after that. (Getty Images0

Vijender lost footing for a moment in the second round but looked in complete control after that. (Getty Images0

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Vijender was declared unanimous winner with scores of 98-92, 98-92, 100-90. (AFP)

Vijender was declared unanimous winner with scores of 98-92, 98-92, 100-90. (AFP)

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Vijender thanked the crowd for coming out in big numbers to support him and said that the win is for the country. (AFP)

Vijender thanked the crowd for coming out in big numbers to support him and said that the win is for the country. (AFP)

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Vijender and Kerry Hope in action during the 10-round bout at the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi. (AFP)

Vijender and Kerry Hope in action during the 10-round bout at the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi. (AFP)