Visakhapatm, Oct 29: Indias top boxers Shiva Thapa, Mandeep Jangra and Manoj Kumar lived up to their billing and breezed into the fils of their respective weight categories at the 2nd Elite Mens tiol Boxing Championship at the Swar Bharati Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
Assam's Shiva Thapa, who is on course for his third tiol championship crown, will take on Palwinder Singh of Punjab in the fils of the lightweight (60 kg) category while Manoj will face Duryodhan Singh of SSCB in the welterweight (69kg) fil. Shiva, the 2015 World Championship bronze medalist, continued his imperious run to wallop Buntee Singh of Delhi 5-0. Palwinder Singh proved that he won't be a pushover as he tamed Manish Kaushik of Services 5-0.
Railway's Manoj Kumar routed Shubham 5-0 to move a step closer to his fourth tiol championship title.
Manoj admitted that his fil opponent Duryodhan, who swept past Manish Uikey of Madhya Pradesh with a similar 5-0 margin, may prove to be a handful. IANS