Mumbai, Dec 18 (UNI) Rohit Jathani of Tolani College, Andheri beat A Jadhav of CKT, New Panvel on points in a close contest to storm into the flyweight semi-finals, in the Inter Collegiate Boxing Championship for boys and girls, organised and hosted by Rizvi College, Bandra on Tuesday.
Jathani got off to a good start, when he had Jadhav on the ropes early in the opening round. His aggression reflected his penchant for a quick win, but Jadhav battled hard and held on.
As the contest entered the third and final round, both pugilists fought well, giving little away. It only was a late burst in the closing stages that proved decisive for Jathani who won a tight bout on points.
In another close contest that went all the way, S Nadkarni of Patkar College overcame a determined Z Valles of St Gonsalo Garcia, Vasai on points with the former snatching a 19-18 verdict to advance to the light-heavy quarter-finals.
It was a rewarding day for hosts Rizvi, as Rohit Suvarna entered the flyweight semi-finals and Roshan Chawan sailed into the bantam semi-finals, both earning RSC II verdicts.
But A Kapileshwari of Ruia College spoiled the Rizvi party when he upset formidable Samrat Patil of Rizvi Law 16-14 on points, in a bantam weight quarter-final bout.
Results: Men (Quarter-finals): Fly: Rohit Jathani (Tolani) bt A. Jadhav (CKT, New Panvel) on Pts; Rohit Suvarna (Rizvi) bt Parvin Dinkar (RKT, Ulhasnagar) RSC II; Vicky Gawde (Thakur) bt Rakesh Dabhane (KMC, Khopoli) on Pts; Qazi Zaid (Maharashtra) bt Fernandes Dias (St. G.G., Vasai) RSC II.
Bantam: Roshan Chawan (Rizvi) bt Rahul Kakde (CKT, New Panvel) RSC II; Dinesh Mali (Bhavans) bt M Saheb Rakhangi (Siddharth) RSC II; Gauran Singh (Thakur) bt Sameer More (Elphinstone) RSC I; A Kapileshwari (Ruia) bt Samrat Patil (Rizvi Law) on Pts.
Middle: R Chauhan (CHM, Ulhasnagar) bt A Surve (B Vartak) RSC II; S Singh (Ruia) bt B Jadhav (Thakur) on Pts; S Dethe (Siddharth) bt J Mishra (Shroff) RSC II.
Lt-Heavy: S Nanaware (Sathye) bt D Tiwani (Thakur) RSC II; S Nadkarni (Patkar) bt Z Valles (St G G, Vasai) on Pts; S Cotankar (SVKM) bt M Fernandes (Rizvi) RSC III; K Shirokha (CHM, Ulhasnagar) bt V Sonavane (Siddharth) RSC II; R Raghav (Mithibai) bt R Duthate (NK, Malad) RSC II; A Londhe (Ruia) bt V Dalal (MVLU) RSC II.
Heavy: R Pereira (St G G, Vasai) bt D Gaikwad (Pendharkar) RSC III; J Gohil (HR) bt B Rathod (Somani) RSC II; V Shinde (Bhavans) bt C Alvares (Tolani) RSC II; Piyush Yadav (Ruia) bt Kiran Shetty (Thakur) RSC II.