Milan (Italy), Sep.9 (ANI): Top seed Indian boxer Vijender Singh has beaten Canadian Steve Rolls to become the second Indian to make the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Championships in Milan, Italy.
The Olympic bronze medal-winning middle weight pugilist joined Dinesh Kumar (81kg) in the last-eight stage with a 4-2 win over Rolls late last night.
The 23-year-old world number two was trailing 0-1 in the opening round but drew from his experience and long reach to get the better of his rival.
Vijender will now take on Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine in the quarter-finals tonight.
Derevyanchenko defeated Adem Killici of Turkey in the other pre-quarterfinal bout.
This is the first time that two Indians have made the quarter-finals of boxing's blue-ribbon event. (ANI)