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WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title: Vijender Singh takes on Kerry Hope

Undefeated Indian Boxing Start Vijender Singh Will Take On Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope In His Maiden Title Bout For The Vacant WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Belt. It Will Be A Clash Of Two Titans In The Ring. The Indian Has A Won All His Six Bouts That Too With Knockouts And Hope Has A 23-7 Win Loss Record.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 16 Jul 2016, 06:37:35 PM

New Delhi :

Undefeated Indian boxing start Vijender Singh will take on Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in his maiden title bout for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight belt. It will be a clash of two titans in the ring. The Indian has a won all his six bouts that too with knockouts and Hope has a 23-7 win loss record. Both are seasoned campaigner and will try to win the title.

Let’s see some facts about both of them:


1-      The Australian Hope has been a pro-boxer for 12 years, while its Vijender’s first year

2-      Vijender is unbeaten in all his six pro-bouts, while Hope has won 11 of them

3-      Hope was World No 3 in middleweight rankings, while Vijender was No 1

4-      Hope has won 23 and lost 7 from 30 fights, while Vijender has clean slate of 6-0

5-      Vijender has distinct feat of having won medal in Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships, while Hope has nothing

6-      If Vijender wins the title, he will rise to No. 15 in world rankings

7-      This is Vijender’s first fight for professional title and Hope is a former WBC middleweight champion

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First Published : 16 Jul 2016, 06:30:00 PM

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