Boxing Champion Vijender Singh dedicates his victory to peace between India and China

7th Aug 2017
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The Doklam plateau in Sikkim has been witnessing disturbances between India and China for a while now. It all started when India resisted China's attempts in extending a border road through Doklam and Donglang area in China. India supports Bhutan's claim over the region.

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If the road is extended, China will get convenient access to the 'Chicken's neck', which is a 20 kilometre wide corridor that acts as a link between the seven sisters of the North East and Indian mainland.

Parallel to this, ace Indian boxer Vijender Singh has won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title after he defeated China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali recently. Singh dedicated his victory to peace between the borders of China and India and offered his title in return.

According to a report in the Times of India, Singh told the media,

"To India-China friendship (I dedicate my title), because tension on the border is not good, because I see on social media, news, it keeps getting on and on and that's not good. I give this title to people, peace, it's all about friendship, Hindi-Chini bhai bhai."

It was a close match with the scores at 96-93, 95-94, 95-94. Clinching his 9th consecutive victory, Vijender is also the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion apart from being the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion.

According to a report by FirstPost, Vijender in a post-match conference with the media said,

"I didn't expect the fight to be that good. Aaaj kaafi khoon baha (A lot of blood flowed today). But we won finally."

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