Three Indian boxers in QF at junior World C`ship

Indian junior pugilists Lalitha Prasad Polipalli (48kg), Manish Kaushik (52kg) and Sandeep Kumar (57kg) continued their winning streak.

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2011, 21:16 PM IST

Astana (Kazakhstan): Indian junior pugilists
Lalitha Prasad Polipalli (48kg), Manish Kaushik (52kg) and
Sandeep Kumar (57kg) continued their winning streak, reaching
the quarterfinals of the second AIBA Junior World Boxing
Championships on Monday.

Prasad started the proceedings for India as the Indian
beat England`s European Junior Championships silver medallist
Luke McCormack 15-10 in the light fly weight category.

Prasad, the reigning national champion, took an early
lead of two points after the opening three minutes of play.

McCormack tried hard to get back in the game in the second
round but Prasad held on to the lead.

In the third round Prasad, a silver medal winner at the
Invitational boxing tournament in Kazakhstan last year,
stretched the advantage to five points before sealing the
match at 15-10 in the end.

Prasad will now take on Erik Petrosyan of Armenia in the
quarter-finals on Wednesday.

In the light bantam weight division, Manish pulverized
his opponent Sultan Zhanyshev of Kyrgyzstan in a one sided
contest.

PTI