ONE IN THE EYE, FOR PEACE
Boxer Vijender Singh retained his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight belt and took his Chinese opponent’s title on August 5, winning arguably the toughest fight of his brief professional career on points. It was a unanimous decision, all three judges scoring the bout in Singh’s favour. But after the fight, the victorious Singh offered his opponent both belts. “This is a message for peace,” he said, “to tell their people: please take my belts, but do not come into my territory.” It is not known what his opponent, who speaks little English, thought of the gesture. Nonetheless, Singh dedicated his win to “harmony... Hindi Chini bhai bhai”.