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WBO sanctions Vijender title's bout against Zulpikar in August

June 22, 2017 15:51 IST

Vijender Singh

IMAGE: India’s Vijender Singh celebrates with his team after beating Kerry Hope in New Delhi.

World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title between Vijender Singh and China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali in the first week of August in Mumbai.

Vijender is the current WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion, while Zulpikar is the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion.

Speaking on one of the biggest fight night of Asia Leon Panoncillo Jr., Chairman WBO Asia Pacific said:"After reviewing fight records of both the participants, I am satisfied with their past results and therefore approved this unification bout of the WBO Asia Pacific/WBO Oriental Super – Middleweight titles."

Both the WBO title holders are number one boxers in their respective country's India and China as they both remain unbeaten since the time they made their debut in the field of professional boxing.

With

this fight both the boxers will put their respective titles at stake and it will be a double title fight.

The boxer that wins the bout will take home his defended title along with the opponent’s title, by the end of the bout he will have two belts on his name.

Vijender, who recently retained his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title entered professional boxing in the year 2015.

Vijender has eight wins under his belt with seven of them being won by knockouts and 1 by Unanimous Decision. He has played 30 rounds, which puts him a few rounds above his next opponent.

The Olympic bronze medallist won his maiden title last year in July after defeating Kerry Hope of Australia.

Later in the month of December the golden boy of Indian boxing was challenged by Francis Cheka of Tanzania for his title, which he gracefully retained.

The 22-year-old Chinese number 1 boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali, currently holds the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Title. He has fought eight bouts with 24 rounds under his belt.

Zulpikar has won seven bouts with no less than five knockout wins and one draw. The Chinese boxer made his debut in the year 2015, and won the WBO Oriental Title last year in July by defeating
Thomas Mashali of Tanzania.

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