Vijender Singh wins 2nd professional bout, demolishes Dean Gillen

Posted By: PTI

Dublin, Nov 7: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh continued his sensational foray into professional boxing with a second successive knockout triumph, demolishing England's Dean Gillen in the first round itself here today.

The 30-year-old, who had clinched a Technical Knockout against another Englishman Sonny Whiting in his debut bout, was in rampaging form yet again as he finished off Gillen just over two minutes into the contest.

Vijender Singh (right) in his hotel ahead of his second professional bout in Dublin

Walking in to the beats of a live dhol, Vijender looked supremely confident as he measured up Gillen in the first 20-30 seconds. With a deadly right straight, the former Olympic bronze-medallist had the Brit down on the mat quite early in the bout.

Gillen somehow managed to gather himself to fight a tad bit longer but that was just not enough against the nimble-footed Vijender, who managed to corner Gillen with a flurry of combination, throwing him on the ropes.

The assault was just too much for the 33-year-old part-time fire-fighter, who did not get up after going down for a second time.

"I'm working hard with my coaches, 2-0 I'm very happy. Everything has changed, I'm learning. I'm doing OK!" Vijender said after the bout.

Vijender's next bout is scheduled for December 19, the opponent for which would be announced later.

"He's been sparring a lot of good lads. He's improving all the time. We'll have a week off then it's back on Dec 19," said Vijender's British trainer Lee Beard.


Story first published: Sunday, November 8, 2015, 0:04 [IST]
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