Hyderabad: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Amandeep Singh of the Railways and 2009 Asian Championship gold medallist Nanao Singh of the Services team won their pre-quarterfinal matches to be on course to clash in the championship round.
Round three saw both the pugilists defeat their respective opponents with straightforward victories to march into the quarter-finals of the event. Nanao, who was the first to take to the ring, locked horns with Sumit Bansi of Goa. He started with his usual aggressive approach not allowing the Goan boxer to settle down; before the round was over Nanao had a six point advantage.
He soon double the lead with a flurry of punches coupled with some nifty footwork. In the final three minutes of play as Nanao eased of the throttle, Bansi tried hard to get back in the game, but the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Champion danced around the canvas not allowing his opponents many scoring opportunities. In the end he made a place in the round of 8 with a 17-5 victory. It was a good fight, I played my natural game and at the same time tried to avoid any injuries as I have to play three more rounds to win the title and thats what I am focusing on, expressed the 21 year old, who now takes on Vinod Kumar of SPSB.
Singh on the other hand had to work a bit hard against Lal Chand Shaw of West Bengal, but in the end the veteran
08:48 PM, Nov 01, 2012