Vijender outpunched Ishak Waez of Syria by 11 points to 5. The former World No.1 made a forceful start.
The opening three minutes he takes the upper hand with his swift footwork and sharp blows. He would hit and withdraw swiftly, not giving his opponent an opportunity to counter attack.
He was leading 5:1 by the ending of the opening three minutes. In the second round, Vijender went on to triumph the round 4:2 and the bout.
The 26 year old is now one triumph further than securing an Olympic berth. In the quarterfinals Sunday, he meets 2011 Asian Championship silver medallist Chuluuntumur Tumurkhyag of Mongolia.