After a long wait of 19 months, Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh returned to winning ways after defeating Ghana's Eliasu Sulley in a professional boxing event 'The Jungle Rumble' at the Balbir Singh Juneja Stadium on Wednesday.
With a record of 12-1, Vijender Singh was completely focused during the bout and went on to register his 13th win with a knockout in the super middle-weight event.
"Thank you to the people of Raipur, it is good to be here in Chhattisgarh along with my team. We haven't been fighting for 2 years and now that we start our season with a victory, it is an amazing feeling.,” said Vijender after the bout.
The fans were in for an absolute treat as Vijender Singh was at his best and showed his flair and the reason he is the pioneer for professional boxing in India.
The Indian pugilist knocked out his Ghanian opponent in the 2nd round itself after 2 minutes 7 seconds.
It was a strong comeback for Vijender Singh, who bounced back from his first-ever pro boxing defeat last year.
Vijender was defeated by his Russian opponent Artysh Lopsan in Goa through a technical knockout in the fifth round.