Dublin, Nov 8:
India’s Vijender Singh knocked out (Kayoed) Dean Gillen in the first round to register his second consecutive win in professional wrestling here.
“Wow! that was quick man! I felt very comfortable in there and lined him up with my jabs first to get the range. But then when I started connecting with the right. I knew it was only a matter of time before I caught him properly,” said an excited Vijender after his win on Saturday night.
“He went down, which the referee said was a slip. I wasn’t so sure about that. But anyway when he got back up I knew I’d hurt him so I went straight into him and didn’t stop punching until he went down. When I landed the last right hand and he dropped, I had a feeling that he wasn’t going to get up. When the referee counted to 10 it was a fantastic feeling to get my first KO.”
Vijender will now take a week’s break and reach India on Monday night to celebrate Diwali with his family here. His third fight is scheduled for December 19 in Manchester.
“I said that after the first fight I’d improve. I showed some of the development and improvement but there’s a lot more to come from me. I know this is a just step-by-step journey for me but I have to cover a long way to be champion,” said the Olympic bronze medallist.
“After having two fights I can just say that Indian young boxers can also do it, it’s just about doing hard work. I would like to thank all the fans for their support.” (IANS)