Indian boxing’s poster boy Vijender Singh now has his eyes trained on the Commonwealth and world championship titles, the hunger for success not quite satiated by his 10th straight win on the pro circuit.
The 32-year-old Vijender had on Saturday night floored West African Boxing Union Middleweight champion Ernest Amuzu, on route to winning a unanimous verdict to retain his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles.
The Commonwealth super middleweight title is currently on Singh’s radar as the first order of business in 2018.
While being motivated to go forward and face tougher challenges, for the time being India’s Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist was delighted to have signed off the year on a high.
“Happy to end this year on a winning note. Now I will look forward to play at least two titles next year — Commonwealth and World title.
“I would like to thank the people of Jaipur for making this show a big success and thanks to all my fans across India for their support,” Vijender said.
He added, “I am really happy on winning this fight. I know he was a tough fighter and that is why the fight continued till 10 rounds, but yes, I was sticking to the strategy planned by my coaches, and that helped me in winning this fight.”
Asked about facing Pakistani-British boxing Amir Khan, Vijender said the time has come to settle the issue.