Vijender Singh managed to get the better of Zulpikar Maimaitiali 96-93, 95-94, 95-94 in a fiercely contested bout at the Sardar Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. The win saw the 31-year-old Indian extend his unbeaten record a pro boxer to 9-0 in front of a packed house at in Mumbai.
In a closely fought bout, a point was deducted from
Vijender didn't bother that much about his Chinese opponent but 21-year-old Zulipikar gave him a strong competition. Vijender's height helped him in straight ones and hooks during his face-off. Although
“I didn’t expect him to fight so well and last the distance,” Vijender said after winning the bout.