Vijender Singh Wins First Fight On US Soil

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Indian boxing star Vijender Singh remained unbeaten, clinching a Technical Knockout over the more experienced Mike Snider on his debut in the US professional circuit here.

In what was to be a super middleweight eight-rounder on Saturday night (early Sunday morning in India), the 33-year-old from Haryana prevailed in four rounds for his 11th consecutive victory in the circuit.

The TKO came in the second minute of the fourth round when Vijender cornered Snider with a flurry of straight punches, prompting the referee to stop the bout in the Indian’s favour. This was Vijender’s eighth knockout win in all. The stoppage did look early.

The 38-year-old Snider was flailing his arms without any significant force in his punches for most of the bout. Vijender, looked rusty, and his time away from the ring was evident. Slow on the front foot, laborious against a poor opponent. Singh will need a minimum 2 more fights this year to rid himself of that ring rust.

The Indian never looked threatened by the local favourite and thwarted his feeble attacks quite easily.

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.

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