In his return to professional boxing after nearly nineteen months, Vijender Singh defeated Ghana’s Eliasu Sulley by a knock out in the second round at The Jungle Rumble held in Raipur, Chattisgarh on Wednesday.

Sulley, who is the reigning national West Africa Boxing Union Champion, had a 100% knockout record in the 8 bouts that he previously competed in. However, the Indian boxer put an end to his unbeaten record and came back strongly to restart his own winning streak after it was ended by his Russian opponent Artysh Lopsan in his previous bout in Goa, last year.

Currently, Singh’s record now stands at 13-1 in professional boxing.

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The 36-year-old Beijing Olympics bronze medallist needed just over five minutes to end the bout, after a few hefty punches in the second round.

“It’s good to be back. We start our season with a victory. It wasn’t easy to fight against (Sulley). Will return to the gym in a week and will fight again in December or January,” Vijender said after the win.