Asiad 2018: Good outing for Indian boxers

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Jakarta, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian boxers enjoyed a good outing at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday with Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal registering comprehensive victories by identical 5-0 margins in their respective bouts.

Vikas overpowered Ahmed Tanveer of Pakistan by unanimous decision while Amit earned a similar decision against Mongolia’s Enkhmandakh Kharkhu.

Both boxers have now entered the quarter-finals.

Vikas will fight Tanglatihan Erbieke of China in the last eight stage. The Chinese had defeated Pazzyyev Nursahet of Turkmenistan in the pre-quarterfinals.

Amit will take on Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea in the quarters. Kim had faced tough challenge from Omid Ahmadisafa of Iran in the round of 16 before scraping through with a narrow 3-2 verdict.

–IANS

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