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Sumit, Vikash in pre-quarterfinals

Almaty (Kazakhstan), October 20, 2013, PTI 21:36 IST

Satish beats Karimov to advance

Olympian Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Vikash Malik (60kg) fought through intense bouts to enter the pre-quarterfinals but Mandeep Jangra (69kg) bowed out after a stiff second-round contest on a mixed day for India in the World Boxing Championships here on Sunday.

While Sumit stunned ninth seed Petru Ciobanu of Moldova 2-1, Vikash got the better of Poland’s Dawid Michelus by a similar margin to be just two wins away from ensuring a medal.

Vikash opened the day for India and registered a hard-fought win over Michelus. Michelus won the opening round unanimously but the Indian came back strongly to clinch the second.

In the intensely-contested final three minutes, Michelus began to lose the plot and ended up getting warned for head-butting and evasive tactics. That tilted the scales in Vikash’s favour, handing him the victory. Vikash will face fifth seed Miklos Varga of Hungary in the last-16 stage on Tuesday.

Next up was Olympian Sumit and he continued his ascending march by stunning Ciobanu of Moldova.

Sumit will now face eighth seed Siarhei Novikau of Belarus in the pre-quarters on Monday.
Mandeep Jangra (69kg) then took the ring against Serdar Hudaberdiyev of Turkmenistan and even he held a slender one-point lead after the opening round but a warning cost him dearly in the next.

On Saturday, national champion Satish Kumar (+91kg) also booked a prequarters berth when he defeated Tajikistan’s Mirodzhidin Karimov 3-0 in the opening round. Satish will face Belarus’ Yan Sudzilouski in the next round.

India has won just two medals at the World Championships thus far.

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