Vijender Singh storms WBO rankings after winning first professional title
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 03/08/16 3:50pm
India’s Vijender Singh has secured a top 10 world ranking with the World Boxing Organisation.
The super-middleweight finds himself in 10th spot after improving his professional record to 7-0 against Australia's Kerry Hope last month.
Singh's latest victory in New Delhi, his first fight in his homeland, earned him the WBO Asia Pacific championship which has enabled him to enter the rankings.
WBO 168lbs rankings (Gilberto Ramirez is champion)
- 1 Jesse Hart
- 2 Arthur Abraham
- 3 Robin Krasniqi
- 4 George Groves
- 5 Patrick Nielsen
- 6 Isaac Ekpo
- 7 Zac Dunn
- 8 Jamie Cox
- 9 Matt Korobov
- 10 Vijender Singh
The 2008 Olympic middleweight bronze medal winner said: "It's not about myself, it's about my nation, my country.
"This comes after a lot of hard work put in by me, my trainer and my team. I thank my coach, my promoter and my team who have done a fantastic job. I also thank the fans, the celebrities and sportspersons who came out to watch my fight."
Singh earned a unanimous decision against Hope over 10 rounds, the first time he had gone the distance after stopping his six previous opponents.