Jangra in second round

Asian champion Mandeep Jangra (69kg) rounded off a second successive winning day for India at the World Boxing Championships as he eased past Tanzania’s Selemani Kidunda to enter the second round of the event here on Wednesday.

The lone Indian boxer to step into the ring, Mandeep out-punched his rival 3-0 in a one-sided contest.

The 20-year-old, who is a protege of former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Akhil Kumar, was dominant from the word go as he clinched the opening round 30-26.

The perfect-10 performance continued in the next two rounds as well with Mandeep clinching them 30-27, 30-27 to sail into the round of 32.

Next up, Mandeep will fight it out against Serdar Hudayberdiyev of Turkmenistan on Sunday.

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