Canindia News

Boxer Vikas one win away from Oly qualification

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Former Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) put up a dominating performance to begin his Olympic qualification campaign with a one-sided unanimous decision win against Kyrgyzstans Nursultan Mamataly in Amman, Jordan, on Friday.

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist took apart his younger opponent in the second round after a cautious first round. Mamataly came out swinging in the third and tried to keep up the attack, but Krishan took full advantage of the gulf in experience. He was comfortable when pushed back to the rope and kept raining punches on Mamataly whenever possible.

Krishan will now face Quincy Sewonrets Okazawa of Japan in the next round as he looks to qualify for the Olympics a third consecutive time. Indian boxers are thus far unbeaten in the qualifiers in Amman. Naman Tanwar will be in action later in the day. He is up ahainst Syria’s Alaa Aldin Ghousoon in the 91kg round of 16 bout.

–IANS

rkm/arm

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN

Madhavan lauds action against teenager who issued rape threat to MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

‘F*** it! Bowl Fast’: Message on Saini’s shoe

RR top 3 batsman should do a lot more: Smith

Kohli on Padikkal: He’s got reach, a great eye, a great balance

Shreyas’ 88 leads DC to mammoth 228/4 against KKR

Kohli’s unbeaten 72 helps clinical RCB thrash RR

KKR win toss, choose to field against DC

Lacklustre CSK desperately look for win vs KXIP (IPL Match 18 Preview)

Kohli breaks the shackles, leads RCB to 8-wicket win over RR

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date with the latest news and exclusive offers directly in your inbox