C'wealth: Three Indian boxers in quarters

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> India pugilists sailed into the quarter final at the 18th Commonwealth Games.

updated: February 25, 2007 11:39 IST
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India had a good day in boxing, with all the three pugilists on show sailing into the quarter final at the 18th Commonwealth Games. Promising Indian boxer Jitender Kumar began the day for the country on a positive note as he threw a flurry of punches to emerge victorious over his Pakistani opponent in style. Jitender, who made it to the Games by virtue of a commendable showing at the pre-Games trial, outclassed Nouman Karim by a 14-5 margin in the 51 kg flyweight category. He opened up a 3-0 lead in the opening round and went on consolidating his position after every subsequent round to sniff out a feeble challenge from Karim. Jai Bhagwan also moved into the last eight in the 60 kg lightweight class as he steamrolled past Robert Lyn turley of Wales 30-9. Another Indian boxer Parminder Singh also triumphed in his pre-quarter final clash as he prevailed over Charles Emmanuel Ngock of Cameroom 8-3 in the 75 kg middleweight class. (PTI)