Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi, India
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Singh vs Cheka?
Vijender Singh beat Francis Cheka by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 17th December 2016 at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Singh vs Cheka stats
Vijender Singh stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francis Cheka made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Singh had a massive power advantage over Cheka, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Cheka's 53%.
Vijender Singh was the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Singh had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cheka.
Both Vijender Singh & Francis Cheka fought out of an orthodox stance.
Singh was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 15 year and 7 months later than Cheka, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 260 less professional rounds, 62 to Cheka's 322.
Singh's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Singh vs Cheka?
Vijender Singh was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Francis Cheka made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.