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India’s Boxing star, Vijender Singh enters top 10 in World Boxing Organisation rankings

Singh is ranked below US-based Russian Matt Korobov, who has won 26 fights out of 27 fights so far

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  • This success came when Singh defeated the former WBC European champion Kerry Hope in an exhausting 10-round contest
  • Singh is ranked below US-based Russian Matt Korobov, who has won 26 fights out of 27 fights
  • Vijender has also prevailed undefeated since turning professional boxer last year, in 2015, with seven straight wins

Indian boxing champion, Vijender Singh managed to secure one of the top 10 positions of the World Boxing Organisation Rankings on Wednesday, August 3.

This success came when Singh defeated the former WBC European champion Kerry Hope in an exhausting 10-round contest to attain the Asia Pacific super middleweight champion in Delhi last month, in July, which allowed him to enter the rankings.

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Furthermore, he has also prevailed undefeated since turning professional boxer last year, in 2015, with seven straight wins.

Vijender Singh wins the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title against Australia's Kerry Hope in New Delhi on July 17.  Image source: NDTV
Vijender Singh wins the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title against Australia’s Kerry Hope in New Delhi on July 17. Image source: NDTV

Singh is ranked below US-based Russian Matt Korobov, who has won 26 fights out of 27 fights so far and is ranked above American star Trevor McCumby, who also remained unbeaten with 22 straight wins.

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“It’s just the start for me, one day I want to be the No.1 in the world. That’s my dream and I am sure I will achieve it.”India’s boxing star, Singh told PTI.

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