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Boxer Vijender Singh Offers To Forfeit WBO Title Seeking Decelerated Border Tension

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| August 6 , 2017 , 13:44 IST

After beating his Chinese rival Zulpikar Maimaitiali for the title of WBO Oriental super middleweight winner, Vijender Singh offered to return his title seeking to decelerate the rising tension between India and China over Doklam standoff.

The victorious Boxer Vijender Singh said that he doesn't "want this title because I don't want tension at the border (India-China)".

Beating his Chinese rival in Mumbai on Saturday, the Indian boxer won this title for the second time and ninth consecutive pro bout on points by unanimous decision. He already has the title of WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight, which he won last year against Australian boxer Kerry Hopes.

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The concluding score in the Saturday fight was 96-93, 95-94, 95-94 in favour of the India.

The boxer, after winning the match told a media outlet, "I wanted to give a message by giving away the belt so that the tension at the border between India and China reduces. The environment at the border is very bad at the moment. I wanted to give a message of peace and I hope their media and people will get the message."

India and China have been engaged in a standoff of the border of Sikkim in Doklam area after India disrupted the construction of a Chinese road in the conflicted area. While China claims it's their land, India is supporting Bhutan's claim on the land in India-China-Bhutan tri-junction.