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Two Indian boxers in Jr World quarters

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New Delhi: Indian boxers Aditya Maan (66kg) and Ashish (63kg) made their way into the quarterfinals of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships with contrasting wins in the last-16 stage of the event in Kiev, Ukraine.

But it was disappointment for 2013 Junior Asian Championship bronze-medallist Vishnu Dayanand Chayal (57kg) – the third Indian to have made a place in the pre-quarters – as he ended up on the losing side.

Maan, also a bronze medal winner at the Junior Continental Championships earlier this year, took the fight to the American, Javier Estrada.

He did not allow his opponent to come close and went on to win by virtue of a unanimous decision. In the quarters, he will lock horns with Cassio Olivera Santos from Brazil.

In the light welterweight division, Ashish, playing his very first international tournament, got rid of Marcel Rumpler from Austria in the second round and, in the pre-quarterfinals, the 15-year-old from Chandigarh notched up a unanimous victory against Jegors Artjomovs of Latvia. In the quarters, he will take on Shabbos Negmatulloev of Tajikistan.

In the featherweight category Vishnu’s World Championship campaign came to an end at the hands of English boxer Dalton Smith.

Earlier in the competition, in what was an upset for the Indian camp, reigning Asian lightweight champion Prayag Chauhan (60kg) lost his opening bout to Muzaffar Rashidov from Uzbekistan. Light flyweight Gaurav Solanki also lost in the opening round against Han Younghun of Korea. (PTI)

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