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September 18, 2000
Jitender pulverises Canadian opponent
K Jagannadha Rao
Middleweight Jitender Kumar was at his brutal best as he pulverised Donald Grant Orr of Canada into submission and forced referee Janusz Nalecki of Poland to stop the contest in the third round itself in the Olympic Games boxing championships on Monday.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Jitender's left hook was so lethal that it caused a severe cut under Orr's left eye leaving the Canadian's face a bloody mess and the referee had no hesitation in stopping the bout.
By that time Jitender was enjoying a comfortable 9-3 lead leaving no one in any doubt that the Indian had simply outclassed his opponent in a sort of revenge for what happened to his mate Suresh Singh in the lightfly category Sunday night. The 23-year-old Jitender took his time in the first round sizing up his rival but managed to lead 3-2.
Having decided what to do against Orr, Jitender launched into the attack straightaway in the second round and one solid left punch knocked the Canadian down. Though Orr got up, Jitender now enjoyed supremacy and the score at the end of the round read a very healthy 5-2 for him.
A lightening right hook followed by a left gave the Indian two more points and the by now desperate Orr got into a skirmish in which he secured his third point.
But there was no stopping Jitender Kumar now and with arms pumping like pistons he got yet another lethal hook of his going, this time connecting with Orr's face under the left eye.
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