By: Sean Cross
United Boxing Promotions hosted a card featuring a scheduled 10-round middleweight affair between 12-0 Sukhdeep Singh and 18-4 Xhuljo Vrenozi in Toronto on Saturday. Singh showed a strong and effective attack at first, while Vrenozzi tried to maintain distance. The second Singh continued to trap the man. Vrenozzi didn’t do too badly in the third, but Singh did better thanks to his generality and calling more effective punches.
Singh turned up the heat a bit in the fourth. While it was true that Vrenozzi was fighting hard, he wasn’t fighting well to control the taller and more polished Singh. With that in mind, Vrenozzi appeared more aggressive in the fifth. Singh appeared to hurt his man in the sixth, then Vrenozzi lost his footing for the second time and gained valuable seconds for himself. Singh then threw Vrenozzi to the mat and shot him while his opponent was down. But the judge didn’t seem to notice.
Singh looked to be in control in the seventh, though neither seemed able to really hurt the other. Vrenozzi moved too much for Singh to really get the eighth – although it was clear that Singh would win the race. The ninth round essentially offered much of the same. The final round saw Vrenozzi seemingly unwilling to stretch himself to win. Singh was clearly the superior of the two fighters. Suffice it to say that Singh emerged victorious in a unanimous decision, courtesy of the judges and a better ring than his opponent.