Vijender Singh announced his arrival to the world of pro-boxing in style by beating his opponent, Sonny Whiting, through technical knock out in the third round. Source: Twitter
With blaring Punjabi music announcing his entry into the arena, Vijender Singh silenced Manchester by defeating local favourite, Sonny Whiting, who had earlier said he'd teach a brutal lesson to India.
The first round saw neither fighter taking too many risks, but by the end of it, it was clear that Singh was the more technical one in the ring, as most of Whiting's swings missed their target, while Singh persevered to find his range against the 26-year-old boxer.
By the second round Vijender Singh had established his jab and managed to successfully maintain the pressure on Whiting by constantly pushing the pace of the fight. Whiting spent most of the match on his back-foot.
The third round saw the Olympic medalist dictating terms and controlling the tempo of the bout. Whiting threw some overhead punches, but Vijender's skill in defending against those ensured that he wasn't really in any danger.