It wasn’t much different than an Indo-China war across the border. Vijender started off slowly, but he picked up momentum soon by landing a couple of heavy blows. Zulpikar penalised by the referee for taking an unsporting shot at Vijender, but still, Vijender managed to win the bout by a very small margin. The Indian boxer won his second title and maintained his unbeaten record by retaining the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and also claiming the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title.
Words by Vijender after winning, “I didn’t expect this fight. I thought this would last for a maximum of 5-6 rounds. Hence I didn’t fight according to my strategies. I just want to tell China, please don’t come to our border. This is for peace,” says Vijender. “The blows disturbed me. He (Maimaitiali) has been fantastic. His aggression was terrific,” he added.
“I will give this title back to Zulpikar. This is a message for peace,” says Vijender after the win. (source: Hindustan Times)