Indian boxing superstar Vijender Singh, on his US debut, defeated an experienced Mike Snider on Saturday. Notching up a Technical Knockout over his opponent, the 33-year-old boxer from Haryana won the bout, what was a super middleweight eight-rounder, in just four rounds. He has now won 11th consecutive bouts, with eight knockouts, since his debut in the professional circuit and is yet to lose one.
The referee decided to give the bout to the Indian after Snider was cornered with a flurry of punches by Vijender. The 38-year-old Snider was pushed on to the back foot right from the beginning as he kept flailing his arms for punches without any significant force to his opponent for most of the match.
Despite taking the ring for his first bout in more than a year, Vijender was sharp and agile like always and dismissed all the threats that were possessed by his local opponents. From the very first minute of the match, he made Snider look like an underdog and thwarted his feeble attacks quite easily. Snider came into the fight with an overall record of 13-5-3. Vijender would be aiming to compete in two more fights this year after signing up with Hall of Famer Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions.
A former WBO Aisa Pacific Champion, Vijender Singh recently contested in Indian General Election from the South Delhi seat and lost.
(With agency inputs)