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Boxers Amit, man ease into quarters

Gold Coast, April 6: Indian boxers Amit Phangal and man Tanwar registered convincing victories to enter the quarter-fils of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday.
Amit outplayed Tetteh Sulemanu of Gha 5-0 in the men’s light flyweight (49 kilogram) while man thrashed Tanzania’s Haru Mhando 5-0 in Heavyweight (91 kg) division in Round-of-16 actions at Oxenford Studios are here.
During the bout between Amit and Sulemanu, the former started on a aggressive note, attacking the Indian boxer. Amit, on the other hand, continuously forced his opponent to the corner throughout the first round.
In the second round, Amit, playing with open guards, found his rhythm. In the process, he also hit a jab.
Towards the end, boxers exchanged some punched and the Ghanian forced Amit into the corner but Amit started counter-attacking and reversed it.
The third round saw a much intense battle between the two boxers but in the end Amit proved better than his opponent to clinch the issue by unimous decision.
Earlier, Indian boxer man Tanwar started his campaign in the men’s Heavyweight (91 kilogram) division with a convincing victory over Tanzania’s Haru Mhando.
man did face any real threat from his opponent as he cruised to a unimous 5-0 victory at the Oxenford Studios are here.
The Indian will next be up against Frank Masoe of Samoa in the quarter-fils.
The World Youth Championships bronze medallist employed an unorthodox style, keeping his guard down and using his reflexes to avoid his opponent’s punches while hitting on the counter.
man domited right from the start and forced the African into a standing count less than 30 seconds into the opening round with a stinging left hook. IANS

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