London: Hours after he reached the quarter-finals in the 69 kg category, boxer Vikas Krishan was declared out of the London Olympics. The result of Krishan's bout was overturned by International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) on Saturday morning.
Twenty-one-year-old Krishan moved into the quarter-finals of the men's welter weight (69 kg) category by prevailing over Errol Spence of USA at the ExCel Arena in London on Friday night.
The AIBA has now declared Spence as the winner and four extra points have been awarded to him. The final score now is 15-13 in favour of the American boxer.
"There were a total of nine (9) holding fouls committed by the Indian boxer in the third round alone. However, the Referee only gave one caution," the AIBA said in a statement after a review by its competition Jury....more
07:24 AM, Aug 04, 2012
London: Boxer Vikas Krishan brought smiles on Indian faces Friday night reaching the quarterfinals in the 69 kg category. He got the better of American Errol Spence 13-11 over three rounds. Vikas started off well and registered an easy 4-2 win in the first round, but Spence came back strongly taking the second set 6-5. In the final round, Vikas looked very tired and did only defending all through. He...
02:47 AM, Aug 04, 2012