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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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Vijendra Singh
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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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The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater -- 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater -- 12 per cent of the global total.

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Global groundwater depletion - where the amount of water taken from aquifers exceeds the amount that is restored naturally - increased by 22 per cent between 2000 and 2010, said the report, adding that India's rate of groundwater depletion increased by 23 per cent during the same period. Pixabay

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Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid.

This number is expected to go up to five billion by 2050, said the report titled “Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water 2019”, released to mark World Water Day on March 22.

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Physical water scarcity is getting worse, exacerbated by growing demand on water resources and and by climate and population changes.

By 2040 it is predicted that 33 countries are likely to face extremely high water stress – including 15 in the Middle East, most of Northern Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Spain. Many – including India, China, Southern Africa, USA and Australia – will face high water stress.

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Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid. Pixabay

Global groundwater depletion – where the amount of water taken from aquifers exceeds the amount that is restored naturally – increased by 22 per cent between 2000 and 2010, said the report, adding that India’s rate of groundwater depletion increased by 23 per cent during the same period.

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The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater — 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater — 12 per cent of the global total.

The WaterAid report warned that food and clothing imported by wealthy Western countries are making it harder for many poor and marginalised communities to get a daily clean water supply as high-income countries buy products with considerable “water footprints” – the amount of water used in production — from water-scarce countries. (IANS)