I am improving rapidly, says boxer Vijender Singh

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Dublin,November 8: Indian boxer Vijender Singh today said he is improving rapidly in the professional arena even though he still has a long way to go before realising his dream of becoming a world champion in the circuit.

Vijender demolished Englishman Dean Gillen in just over two minutes in a four-round contest on Saturday night to register his second successive triumph in the pro circuit. The Indian will take a break for a week now to celebrate Diwali with his family in India.

Elaborating on his contest against Gillen on Saturday night, in which Vijender pummelled the part-time fire-fighter in under three minutes, the Indian said he somehow knew that it wouldn't last long.

"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," he said.

The former Olympic bronze-medallist said he is improving by leaps and bound with every day of training.

"When I landed the last right hand and he dropped I had a feeling that he wasn’t going to get up and when the referee counted to ten it was a fantastic feeling to get my first KO on my record," he said.

Vijender will be reaching Delhi on Monday night to spend a week with his family before his next fight on December 19 in Manchester.

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