Three Indians assured of medals at Cyprus boxing tourney

Mandeep (69kg) defeated Ahmad Al Naboudhe of Lebanon in a lop-sided contest that had to be stopped midway due to the Indian's domination.

updated: May 18, 2013 17:15 IST
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New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar and reigning national champion Mandeep Jangra led the charge as three Indian pugilists assured themselves of medals at the FXTM International Limassol Boxing Cup by entering the semifinals in Limassol, Cyprus.

The Indians, making their debut at the event, competed under the International Boxing Association (AIBA) flag due to the country's provisional suspension but nonetheless made a strong statement at the event.

Manoj (64kg) defeated Frank Urquiaht of Spain in splendid fashion to advance into the semi-finals of the event. The 26-year-old dominated the bout and stunned the audience.

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