New Delhi, Dec 18: Vijender Singh took less than 10 minutes to successfully defend his WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title with an emphatic Technical Knockout win over Tanzania's Francis Cheka here on Saturday (December 17).
Vijender landed the winning blow in the third round of what was to be a 10-round contest to leave on the former World Champion Cheka dazed and a packed Thyagraj Stadium delirious.
The champion boxer continued his dominance in the ring in front of a strong home support as he single-handedly defended his title.
Celebrities adorned the front rows surrounding the ring. From five-time world champion MC Mary Kom to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kirren Rijiju to star wrestling duo of Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, it was a power-packed front row to cheer for Vijender from ringside.
Celebrities and sports enthusiasts hailed Vijender for his clinical finish and congratulated the boxer.
Here's who said what:
God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Vijender Singh for his win.
This is what India's Olympic medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt had to say.
This is how former India cricketer and a close friend Virender Sehwag reacted.
Vijender Singh thanks fans for support
This is what the champion had to say to the fans.
This is what actress Neha Dhupia had to say.
This what sportsperson Surender Poonia had to say.
This is what Paralympian Deepa Malik had to say.