India’s coach B Fernandez called it a clear case of cheating, but said it was useless to lodge a protest.
Gaurav Bhiduri, Mandeep Jangra and Kuldeep Singh bowed out after losing their respective quarters bouts.
Mary (51kg), Sarita (60kg) and Pooja (75kg) entered the semis of their respective weight categories.
It was curtains for Akhil after he lost an edge-of-the-seat last-16 bout on a bitter-sweet day for Indian boxing.
Manoj lost 1-2 to Kawachi Masatsugu, Devendro was declared winner after his opponent failed to turn up.
At halfway mark, referee decided that Lama had taken enough of a pounding and declared Akhil the winner.
Close on the heels of Mary Kom’s release, Mumbai’s women boxers talk about why they love to pack a punch.
The result renewed speculation about a long-awaited super-fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
The election brought an end to a one-and-a-half-year period where Indian boxing had no official body.
The new body was elected via a secret ballot in the presence of two observers from world body AIBA.
Boxing India has also requested the Sports Ministry to send an observer.
The film documents Mary’s journey from a small north-eastern state to winning an Olympic medal despite all odds.
Akhil talks about how he plans to soldier on after overcoming a calf injury. Excerpts from an interview.
In the last four years, Akhil Kumar’s life has gone through the undulations of a Hollywood script.
Mary, who missed the CWG, made the cut by defeating Pinki in trials; Akhil is making a comeback after 4 years.