Liverpool, March 13 (IANS) Star Indian boxer continued his winning spree in the professional arena with an easy win over Alexander Horvath of Hungary at the Liverpool Echo Arena here on Saturday evening.
As with his previous professional bouts, the Indian dominated the fight. The Hungarian forced to retire around one minute into the third round after a powerful punch from Vijender hit his left shoulder.
This was Vijender’s fourth win in a row in professional boxing – all of them by knockout or technical knockout.
Horvath was the more aggressive boxer to start with, while Vijender was a bit tentative. As the opening round wore on, the Indian seemed to get the measure of his opponent’s strategy, easily ducking the punches while lancing some powerful blows of his own.
In the closing stages of the first round, the Indian landed a powerpacked shot which knocked out the Hungarian’s gumshield.
Surprisingly, Horvath seemed a bit exhausted in the second round. Vijender also adopted a cautious approach as the bout became a bit of a slow affair, much to the displeasure of the extremely vocal Indian supporters in the arena.
Both boxers came out swinging at the start of the third round. But a right from Vijender caught Horvath on the left shoulder, forcing the Hungarian onto his knees.
With the referee giving the count, Horvath refused to carry on with the fight, as Vijender and the sizeable Indian contingent among the crowd erupted with joy.
“I got an extra month of training. He was a more experienced boxer (than the previous opponents) so I am happy. I don’t know what happened to his arm. Maybe he is making excuses,” Vijender said after the fight.
“This is my fourth professional win, so I am doing good.”