Vijender Singh crashes out of Olympic boxing

IBNLive Sports
Aug 07, 2012 at 03:54am IST

London: Beijing bronze medallist Vijender Singh’s London Olympics dreams got over after he lost to Uzbekistan’s Abbas Atoev in a 75kg quarterfinal bout late on Monday night.

The Uzbek boxer won the the match 17-13.

Both boxers were up to it in the first round as it ended 3-3. In the second round, the Uzbek took complete control. Vijender however gave him a left hook and got him rattled, but the Uzbek recovered fast to take it 7-5.

Vijender Singh crashes out of Olympic boxing

The Indian pugilist lost 17-13 to Uzbekistan's Abbas Atoev in the quarter-finals.

Trailing by two points, Vijender went all out throwing punches left and right in the third and final round. However, his efforts fell short as he lost it 7-5.

Atoev will now either play Adem Kilicci or Ryota Murata.

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