Commonwealth Games: Easy win for puglist Mandeep Jangra, Parveen Kumar bows out in first round

Glasgow: Talented pugilist Mandeep Jangra started his Commonwealth Games campaign in style defeating Mozambique`s Augusto Mathule in the 69 kg welterweight division bout here on Friday.

However Parveen Kumar of India lost to Corey Henderson of Scotland in the Superheavyweight (+91 kg) category to bow out.

It was Jangra, who dominated the proceedings from the start as his opponent didn`t have any answer to some of his deft hooks and uppercuts. In fact, Jangra followed his opponent effecting a knock down.

He got a perfect 10 from all three judges in the first and third round while he got 29 in round two. He was severe in the final round landing some straight punches which totally caught his rival unawares.
Jangra will next fight Jamaican boxer Kestina Davis in the round of 16 bout.

In the +91 kg bout, Parveen was no match for Henderson, who was buoyed by the local support as he landed some crushing punches which the Indian boxer failed to evade.

All three judges gave perfect 10 to Henderson in the first two rounds while the Scottish boxer managed 29 from round three. The Indian could manage only 28, 27 and 27 from his three rounds.

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