CWG 2018, India Boxing highlights: Boxer Vikas Krishan is through to the final after winning his semifinal bout against Northern Ireland’s Steven Donnelly in a unanimous verdict. Satish Kumar soon followed him and entered the final after his opponent, Seychelles’ Keddy Agnes, threw in the towel after the first round. Earlier, Mohammed Hussamuddin lost his semifinal bout against England’s Peter McGrail but will take home the bronze. Manoj Kumar also went out to another Englishman, Pat McCormack. India’s boxing contigent began the day with Naman Tanwar losing in Men’s 91kg semifinal to Australia’s Jason Whateley. He settled for the bronze medal. Amit Phangal defeated Uganda’s Juma Miiro in 46-49 kg weight category to seal a place in the final. He will take on England’s Galal Yafai in the gold medal match. After him, Gaurav Solanki defeated Sri Lanka’s Ishan Bandara in 52kg bout by a split decision. He will take on Northern Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in the final match on Saturday. Manish Kaushik picked victory over Northern Ireland’s James McGivern in 60kg category by a split decision. He will fight battle Australia’s Harry Garside in the final.
CWG 2018 India Boxing highlights: 2018 Commonwealth Games from Gold Coast
- 17:31 (IST)
Satish Kumar enters final
Agnes throws the towel. Satish Kumar now enters the final.
- 16:29 (IST)
Vikas Krishan through to final
Vikas Krishan advances to the final. He wins the bout against Steven Donnelly 5-0 in a unanimous verdict.
- 16:14 (IST)
Manoj Kumar loses semifinal
Manoj Kumar fails to get past Pat McCormack despite a strong showing. Pat advances to the finals after benefiting from a unanimous decision in semifinals.
- 15:40 (IST)
Mohammed Hussamuddin loses semifinal
We now wait for the judges' decision. It doensn't look good for Hussamuddin here. He loses to McGrail in a unanamious 5-0 verdict. The Englishman proved to be too strong in the end. Well fought, Hussamuddin.
- 11:11 (IST)
BRONZE MEDAL FOR NAMAN TANWAR!
Inspite of the loss, Naman Tanwar will take the bronze medal in CWG 2018 for India! Terrific achievement for the young lad.
- 10:01 (IST)
MANISH KAUSHIK WINS BY SPLIT DECISION!
Manish Kaushik has defeated Northern Ireland's James McGivern by a split decision (4:1) to pick up the victory and enter the final of the Men's 60kg boxing event in Gold Coast. He will now compete for the gold.
- 09:29 (IST)
GAURAV SOLANKI WINS BY SPLIT DECISION!
What a terrific final round by Gaurav Solanki and he wins the bout against Sri Lanka's Ishan Bandara by a split decision (4-0) by the referees to enter the Men's 52kg final. He will compete for the gold medal.
- 09:11 (IST)
AMIT BEATS JUMA MIIRO BY UNANIMOUS DECISION!
Amit has defeated his Uganda opponent Juma Miiro by an unanimous decision by the judges and he reaches the final of the 46-49kg weight category. He will compete for the gold medal.
- 08:08 (IST)
India assured of 8 medals
India are assured of at least 8 medals in Men's boxing. As Indian boxers come to the ring on Day 9 of Commonwealth Games, they would look to enter the final to fight for the gold medal in their category. How many Indians will make it to the finals?
Eight Indian boxers will be in action on Day 9 of Commonwealth Games 2018 as they compete in the bronze medal match in Gold Coast. While all the boxers are assured of a medal, they would want to pick up the win to make way into the final and fight for gold. Will big medal prospect, Vikas Krishan get past Northern Ireland's Steven Donnelly in Men's 74kg weight category to make it into the final and compete for the gold medal? Another medal hopeful is Manish Kaushik who will go one-on-one with Northern Ireland's James McGivern. He too will look to enter the final with another win.