Maharashtra boys shine on day 2 of Youth National Boxing C'ship
ohtak, Mar 25 (PTI) Maharashtra boys came out all guns blazing at the Youth National Boxing Championships with as many as three pugilists registering comprehensive victories on the second day at the National Boxing Academy here today.
In 45kg, Maharashtra's Kailash Yadav romped past Shaikh Mohd. Fezan with a score of 5-0. Gujarat's Fezan couldn't adjust to Yadav's speed as he went down looking for cover.
Ajay Pendor's then notched up an identical win over Nagaland's Krishna Kumar Mote in the flyweight (52 kg) category, while Rohit Chavan then extended Maharashtra's run via an unanimous decision after he fought tooth and nail against Kerala's Jonathan Johny in the bantamweight category.
However, Chandigarh's Anshul Punia (46-49 kg) and SSCB's Akash (64 kg) outpunched Maharashtra's Shivaji Gadem and Tushar Bisane, respectively.
In the women's section, Manipur's Heikrujjam Monika Devi (56 kg) had it easy against Telangana's Mutayla Sasikala as the referee had to intervene in the third round to stop the contest and deemed the lass from Telangana not fit to continue.
Another Manipuri girl Puja Devi displayed her class in the squared ring as she brushed aside the challenge from Preeti Bhanekar with ease.
Men's Results (Selected):
45 kg: Kailash Yadav (MAH) bt Shaikh Mohd. Fezan (GUJ) (5-0)
46-49 kg: Shivaji Gedam (MAH) lost to Anshul Punia (CHD) (4-1)
64kg: Tushar Bisane (MAH) lost to Akash (SSCB) - (0-5);
52kg: Ajay Pendor (MAH) bt Krishna Kumar Mote (NAG) (5-0); Khongam Singh (MAN) bt Kuldeep (CHD) 5-0
56 kg: Rohit Chavan (MAH) bt Jonathan Johny (KER) 3:2; Naoton Metei (MAN) bt Lokesh Khichi (RAJ) 3:2; Harpreet Singh (PUN) bt Manish Kumar (BIH) 3:2
Women's Results (Selected)
45 kg: Heikrujjam Monika Devi (MAN) bt Mutayla Sasikala (TEL) RSC 3;
48-51 kg: Puja Devi (MAN) bt Preeti Banekar (MAH) 5:0