Vijender scored a dominating win over Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in a 10-round bout here last night.

PM Modi lauded Vijender for his immense skill, strength and stamina while dismantling his opponent to win the Asia Pacific title.

Indian cricket limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star boxer Mary Kom, former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman, and Haryana and Delhi Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Arvind Kejriwal were among those who congratulated Vijender on his achievement.


Sehwag, who himself was present at the Thyagaraj Stadium last night, was effusive in his praise of Vijender.