Vijender Singh suffers first lack of skilled profession after fifth-round knockout by the hands of Artysh Lopsan

Vijender Singh suffers first lack of skilled profession after fifth-round knockout by the hands of Artysh Lopsan

Vijender, a bronze medallist on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Video games and who had turned skilled in 2015, entered the bout with a 12-0 document however misplaced .

Vijender Singh suffers first loss of professional career after fifth-round knockout at the hands of Artysh Lopsan

File picture of Vijender Singh. Reuters

Panaji: The unbeaten run of star Indian boxer Vijender Singh within the skilled circuit ended on Friday night time after he was defeated by his Russian opponent Artysh Lopsan within the ‘Battle on Ship’ in Panaji.

Vijender, a bronze medallist on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Video games and who had turned skilled in 2015, entered the bout with a 12-0 document however misplaced .

Within the opening spherical, Vijender was cautious in his method because the Russian outplayed the Haryana boxer and used his peak to perfection.

The Russian, who was combating his seventh bout, out-punched Vijender on the rooftop of the ‘Majestic Pleasure On line casino’ ship on the waters of the Mandovi River, which resulted in a heart-break for the partisan crowd.

The referee, after one minute and 9 seconds within the fifth spherical, declared the Russian because the winner because the eight-round recreation led to a knockout.

Within the second spherical, the 26-year-old Lopsan gave an exhibition of his class throughout and matched Vijender’s oodles of expertise. He had higher exchanges and made optimum use of his punches — hooks and straight punches — and drained the Haryana boxer.

The Indian continued to face stiff competitors because the six ft 4 inches tall Russian managed to squeeze each ounce of his opponent’s power.

Vijender was visibly troubled and in addition appeared drained within the subsequent two rounds as he was repeatedly punched by the Russian, who was a tad higher on the given day.

Within the co-main occasion, seasoned campaigner and pugilist Neeraj Goyat defeated his rival Sandeep Kumar within the welterweight division by a knockout.

Within the different fights of the night, Chennai’s Sabari J out-punched Amey Kalambe 60-54 within the light-weight class. Then Haryana’s Kuldeep Dhanda suffered by the hands of Digari Mahesh from Uttarakhand within the tremendous light-weight class.

Karthik Satish Kumar received towards Jayapal Jaganadhan within the light-weight class.

Dharmendra Grewal was declared because the unanimous winner towards Ashish Ahalawat within the cruiserweight class.

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