Commonwealth Games 2014: Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar Make Bright Starts in Glasgow

In the Round of 32 bout, the 27-year-old Manoj Kumar won all three rounds with a perfect score of 30 points, 10 from each judge in each round.

updated: July 26, 2014 22:35 IST
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Vijender Singh is one of India's best medal prospects.

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Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar today made resounding start to their campaigns at the Commonwealth Games, winning their respective bouts with identical 3-0 scorelines, here.

Vijender punched his way to the pre-quarterfinals with a unanimous verdict over Andrew Kometa of Kiribati in the 75kg bout while Manoj beat Mokhachane Moshoshoe of Lesotho with the same margin in the 64kg category.

Vijender was fast in his movement in his first bout of the Games and played to a plan, emerging victorious without taking much risk. Vijender, 28, was cautious initially but went on the attack mode after getting a measure of his opponent. He lowered his guard and kept attacking.

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