True to his aspirations, Rohit Singh has brought pride to the Indian community by winning the WBF (World Boxing Federation) Asia Pacific Heavyweight title) in the OneSongchai Promotion held in Bangkok on September 7.
In the first round, he knocked out fellow Fijian Iobe Ledua in 54 seconds.
Rohit won the round title fight (12 x 3 minutes).
He said he had trained hard, working out at least nine hours a day since the beginning of the year.
Ï entered the ring with confidence. So far, I remain the undefeated Heavyweight Champion of New Zealand and I am now proud to be the first Indian in the Heavyweight category to hold the WBF title, he told Indian Newslink.
Rohit said that before the bout, he was keen to face Sonny Bill Williams and Shane Cameron “but they were scared.”
Rohit said that he would now qualify to fight big Heavyweights from US and UK, including David Haye, Derek Chisora, and Tyson Fury.
Rohit said that he is the first professional Indian Heavyweight boxer in the world, having won (on knockout basis) in all the 27 professional Heavyweight Division fights in which he has appeared over the years.
Rohit said that he takes to the ring to help charitable projects involving physically challenged children, old people’s home and the needy in his native Fiji.