Vijender Singh beats snake blood-drinking Hungarian boxer: All about the match and the boxer

first_imgIndia’s Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh knocked out Hungarian opponent Alexander Horvath to record his fourth consecutive win in Pro Boxing match. Vijender Singh dedicated his win to the Pathankot and J&K martyrs. Before the match, the Hungarian boxer admitted to have started dining on snake’s blood to attain supernatural powers. He had also remarked that he would give boxing lessons to Singh and there was no way Singh could beat him.Born in Kaluwas Village, five kilometres from Bhiwani, Haryana, Vijender took up boxing at a very young age. The Olympic medal winner has admitted that boxing has never been only his profession but also his passion.Listed are some facts you should definitely know about the boxer:1.  He obtained his initial training in boxing from his birthplace. He used to practise at the Bhiwani Boxing Club under Coach Jagdish Singh, who encouraged him to take up boxing.2.  In 2000, Vijender won his first gold medal at the National Games. Three years later, he became India’s Youth Boxing Champion.3.  In 2003, Vijender, a 17-year-old, took part in the Afro-Asian Games as a senior boxer. He fought against very experienced boxers and clinched the silver medal.4.  Vijender had also taken part in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics in the welterweight division and lost to Turkey’s Mustafa Karagollu by 20-25 score.5.  In 2006 Commonwealth Games, Vijender won the semi-final against England’s Neil Perkins but lost in the final round against South Africa’s Bongani Mwelase.6.  This defeat was not entirely unfruitful as it won Vijender a qualification to the middleweight (75 kg) division at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, where he bagged the bronze medal, having lost the semifinal against Kazakhstan’s Bakhtiyar Artayev.advertisement7.  Vijender beat Artayev in the quarterfinal at The President’s Cup boxing tournament, which is considered as a dress rehearsal for the Olympics.8.  At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Vijender won the bronze medal by beating Ecuador’s Carlos Gongora by 9-4 score.9.  In July 2009, Vijender Singh was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour.10. On October 10, 2015, Vijender won his first professional boxing match against a British boxer, Sonny Whiting, whom he knocked out within Round 3 at the Manchester Arena.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more