RAIPUR: star Indian boxer Vijender Singh returned to victory in style by securing a knockout victory over Ghana Eliasu Sulley Wednesday.
Vijender, who presented India’s first medals at the Olympics and men’s world championships in boxingshowed his class by dominating Sulley.
Vijender landed the winning blow in the second round of what was expected to be a six-round contest to leave the reigning West African Boxing Union national champion stunned.

The 36-year-old Beijing Olympics bronze medalist needed just five minutes and seven seconds to knock out the Ghanaian, who had a 100 per cent knockout record so far.
This is Vijender’s 13th win in professional boxing. His only defeat on the professional circuit came last year in March when he traveled to Russia Artysh Lopsan.
“It’s good to be back. We’re starting our season with a win. It wasn’t easy to fight (Sulley). I’ll be back at the gym in a week and I’ll fight again in December or January “, said Vijender after the victory. .
Coming off the late Sidhu Moose Wala’s song “So high,” Vijender exuded confidence from the start. He used his long reach and forehands to good effect, putting his opponent under pressure, much to the delight of the partisan crowd.
He relied on a combination of punches to get the job done and was technically far more superior to Sulley.
In the second round, he gave his opponent a chance to attack as he went on the counterattack.
However, Sulley had no response to Vijender’s onslaught as he fell to the canvas and got his first count of the night.
Boxer Bhiwani then landed a series of forehands, hooks and upper cuts that cut the wind off Sulley as he tightened the rope. Another hook from behind signaled the end of the contest.
In the other fights of the evening, Asad Asif Khan defeated Amey Nitin in the featherweight division.
Then Ashish Sharma suffered at the hands of Karthik Satish Kumar in the lightweight category.
Gurpreet Singh also picked up a unanimous decision victory over Saikhom Rebaldo while Faizan Anwar recorded a knockout victory over Sachin Nautiyal in the welterweight competition.



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