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Vijender Singh dedicates maiden Pro-boxing victory to legend Mohammed Ali

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 23:46 IST

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Indian Boxer Vijendra Singh clinched his 7th victory by beating Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title at the Thyagraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Saturday.

Vijender Singh after winning the match dedicated his maiden title to boxing legend Mohammed Ali who passed away on June 3 this year.

Singh beat Kerry Hope (98-92, 98-92, 100-90) to win the super middleweight belt.

Vijender dominated in the first two rounds and made Hope to go into defensive mode, however, Kerry with his resilient knock in the consecutive rounds, was constantly evading Singh's penetrative punches.

The final round saw Singh leading with huge advantage came down heavily on Hope.

The exciting event saw the presence of several prominent politicians among other celebrities who came to witness the bout.

Union Sports Minster Vijay Goel, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla and BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain were present for the encounter.

Among the Bollywood glitterati, Randeep Singh Hooda, Neha Dhupia, Ranvijay and Roadies fame Raghu and Rajiv were spotted at the star studded event.(ANI)