Suranjoy sails into Rd2 of World Championships

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Suranjoy Singh pummelled Hungary`s Dobradi Zsolt in his opening bout to sail into the second round of the World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Suranjoy, also an Asian Games bronze-medallist, beat Zsolt 24-8 in a lopsided bout of the first Olympic qualifying event.

The Indian will now face ninth-seeded Mongolian Nyambayar Tugstsogt on October 2. Tugstsogt,a silver-medallist at the previous edition of the event, defeated Bulgaria`s Stefan Ivano 22-15 in his opening bout.

The counter-boxer from Manipur led from the first round itself, finishing the first three minutes 6-4 ahead.

He went on a rampage in the second round, notching up 11 points against his rival`s one to take firm control over the proceedings.

The final round was a mere formality as Suranjoy added seven points to his tally to register a comprehensive victory in his opening bout.

Suranjoy will have revenge on mind when he takes on Tugstsogt in the next round as the Mongolian had beaten the Indian by just a point, that too on countback, in the opening round of the previous World Championships.


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