Vijender Singh knocks out Sonny Whiting to win his professional boxing debut

 Vijender Singh knocks out Sonny Whiting to win his professional boxing debut

Vijender Singh made his professional boxing debut with a bang, defeating Briton Sonny Whiting through a technical knock out in the third round at the Manchester Arena during their International Middleweight contest. GettyImages

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The Olympic and world championship medallist began well, attacked through the middleweight bout, and finished off the fight in the penultimate round when the referee stopped the contest. GettyImages

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Whiting, who had a 2-1 win-loss record in professional boxing prior to this match, tried to seize the initiative in the second round, but Vijender soon took control. GettyImages

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An elated Vijender later said it was just a beginning and he would have to go a long way. "I am very happy. It’s just a beginning, I have to go a long way,” Singh said. GettyImages

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As the clock ticked, Whiting found it difficult to match Vijender's aggression, lost balance and fell on the ropes. Well before this bout, Whiting had told media that he plans to put "this kid" (Vijender) through "absolute hell". GettyImages

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2015 14:53:14 IST