Vijender boxes into quarters at Olympics

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Beijing, Aug 16 (UNI) It was double joy for Indian boxers as Vijender Kumar outpunched Thailand's Angkhan Chomphuphuang in a virtually one-sided affair of the men's middle-weight (75kg) category to storm into the quarter finals of the Olympic competition here today.

The terrain looked easier for Vijender in comparison to what Akhil Kumar had against the World Champion yesterday as he posted a 2-0, 4-1, 4-0, 3-2 (13-3) win today.

Vijender was completely in an attacking mode from the start as his Thailand rival's punches failed to give him any useful points.

The Haryana-based boxer's jabs and uppercuts proved too hot for Chomphuphuang to handle as the Indian raced to 6-1 lead after two rounds.

As Vijender noticed his impressive points tally, he started his onslaught in the third round and grabbed four points while his rival kept searching for opportunities.

In the last round the Thai boxer did manage to take two points against Indian's three but it was a case of too little and too late.

In the quarter-finals, Vijender will lock horns with Carlos Gongora of Ecuador.


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