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Tanwar, Phangal in CWG boxing quarters

Last updated on: April 06, 2018 15:22 IST

Naman Tanwar

IMAGE: India's Naman Tanwar, left, competes against Tanzania's Haruna Mhando in the heavyweight category at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. Photograph: Jason O'Brien/Getty Images

Indian boxers Amit Panghal (49kg) and Naman Tanwar (91kg), on Friday, advanced to the quarter-finals after notching up comprehensive wins in their opening bouts of the Commonwealth Games.

Tanwar defeated Tanzania's Haruna Mhando by a unanimous verdict.


The 19-year-old Tanwar, making his debut at the Games, is a bronze-medallist from the World Youth Championships.

He had defeated reigning Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan in the trials to make the squad.

In the evening session, Amit got the better of Ghana's Tetteh Sulemanu in another one-sided bout that ended in judges ruling unanimously in the Indian's favour. Amit is chasing a third successive international gold medal, having claimed top finishes at the India Open and the Strandja Memorial Tournament before coming to Gold Coast.

Earlier, 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Kumar won his opening bout to enter the pre-quarter-finals of the welterweight 69 kg category.

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