Diwakar makes it 1-1 for Mumbai Fighters in debut WSB clash

Pune: Pugilist Diwakar Prasad defeated Argentina`s Juan Javier Herrera in the lightweight category, as Mumbai Fighters rallied back from the first match loss to level the best-of-five contest 1-1 with Italian franchise Milano Thunder in their maiden World Series Boxing clash at Balewadi on Friday.

Three-time national champion Diwakar outperformed Argentina`s Juan Javier Herrera 2-1 with the scores 49-46, 48-47, 46-49 in his favour.

Earlier, former world cadet champion Balbir Singh lost the first bout in the bantamweight category to Milano Thunder`s Vitaliy Volkov 0-3 on a unanimous decision.

The scores were 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 in favour of the Milan team`s Argentine boxer in the bout at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.