Vastavam web: In an act of great gesture, Vijender Singh has offered to return his WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title to Chinese Zulpikar Maimaitiali in lieu of peace at the Indo-China border. Vijender, a double champion in pro boxing, has urged India and China to maintain peace at the border. The 31-year-old Olympic bronze medallist’s grew in stature last night by not just outslugging Maimaitiali in a close bout to annex the dual WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title, but by also urging for peace.
Vijender’s comments came in the backdrop of the stand-off between India and China.He won the thrilling 10-round bout by one of the closest unanimous decisions 96-93 95-94 95-94 to maintain his unbeaten streak at the professional boxing.The bonhomie between the two boxers was evident as Zulpikar hugged Vijender and made him wear his cap. Vijender also returned the gesture by offering his belt to the Chinese boxer.”The fight was really good, I didn’t expect , it was 10 rounds, at times the Chinese products last a little long, it was an amazing fight and fun! The fight was tough and a lot of blood oozed out, but finally win was ours, it was nice,” he said.
During the fight, the southpaw hit Vijender below the belt and the Indian said that he was disturbed by it.”It’s painful and it disturbed your game, you have planned in the mind and when you get that kind of below the belt punches, that distracts you. He is young kid, strong kid, but it’s all about winning,” said Vijender, who was floored on numerous occasions. Asked if he was confident of winning, the Indian said, “I am a positive person and I never think of losing, it’s all about scoring and rounds, the first six rounds were so good, my coach (Lee Beard) was saying it’s going round to round and winning every round