Asian Games: Boxers Shiva Thapa, Kuldeep Singh in Quarters; Akhil Kumar Bows Out

Shiva Thapa (56 kg) and Kuldeep Singh (81 kg) advanced to the quarters in their respective categories while Akhil Kumar bowed out of the Asian Games in Incheon.

updated: September 26, 2014 18:51 IST
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A file pic of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.

Incheon, South Korea: Continental champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was barely tested as he advanced to the quarterfinals but it was curtains for comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) after he lost an edge-of-the-seat last-16 bout on a bitter-sweet day for Indian boxing in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday. (Day 7 Highlights | Medals Tally)

Also advancing to the quarterfinals was multiple-times national champion Kuldeep Singh (81kg) at the Seonhak Gymnasium.

Shiva, who got a walkover in the first round, was the first to take the ring for India on Friday and he was in there for just about a minute and 25 seconds against Pakistan's Nadir.

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