Boxer Manoj Kumar of Haryana defeated two times Olympic bronze medalist Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in the 64kg welter weight category on Wednesday.
Five feet eight inches tall Manoj attempted to utilize his long reach however much as could reasonably be expected all through the session and scored at standard interims to keep up his lead. Stockily manufactured the Lithuanian attempted overwhelmingly to make advances to Manoj's protection however utilizing great foot work Manoj kept him away. Manoj associated couple of body punches in the first round furthermore utilized left right mix punches through the safeguards of his adversary.
Petrauskas attempted various endeavors to break the guard of the Indian yet was unsuccessful with the exception of on one event when he figured out how to arrive an intense right to Manoj's left side jaw. The end of first round saw the Indian having a thin lead in a split two-one choice amongst the judges.
The second round was a selective show of the Indian who created lovely mix punches alongside hits and straights. It gave an inclination that Manoj will floor his rival with an intense right yet it didn't happen as the accomplished Lithuanian boxer sidestepped such invasion. In this round Manoj conveyed the session to his rival over and over and earned a consistent decision of three to nil to support him from the judges.
The third and the last round saw Petrauskas, the Lithuanian boxer going full scale to secure the session to support him by knocking off his Indian partner. The Indian, understanding the move, stayed away yet landed viable scoring blows on the face and body of the Lithuanian. The last score appropriately came for Manoj by a split two-one choice of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.
It was a great execution by Manoj who secured the session to support him from a twofold Olympic medalist with an unrivaled execution. The Indian camp did not have high any desires for Manoj winning but rather he ended up being generally by acquiring all his experience and aptitude to out point his adversary.
Manoj will confront Uzbekistan boxer in his next session who won just before his own session. Starting now, the boxers are doing great and two out of the three have progressed to the following round. Shiva Thapa in the 54kg Bantam weight classification will toss his test to his Cuban rival at night on Thursday.
It was not a decent day for the Indians at Rio Olympics as a portion of the award expectants lost, however some superb execution from sudden quarters brought the grin back. Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari from arrow based weaponry and Manoj from boxing have by and by supported up the decoration trust.