Boxer Manjeet Singh settles for silver at China Open

The Indian men's team returns from the event with one silver and three bronze medals - Sunil Kumar (52kg), Ajay Kumar (56kg) and Jaideep (75kg) had to be content with a bronze medal performance after losing out in the round of four.

updated: June 22, 2013 19:04 IST
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New Delhi: Manjeet Singh had to content with a silver medal at the 3rd China Open boxing tournament after going down to local lad Akepeer Yusuf in the final of the super heavy weight category (+91kg), in Guiyang.

Making his international debut, the 21-year-old Indian boxer put up a sterling show in what was a fight to the finish on Friday.

Yusuf made an aggressive start making full use of his long reaching arms. But Singh, a two time Youth National Championship bronze medallist, displayed some good ring movement and in-fighting to land a few telling blows on his opponent in the second round.

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