Indian boxers domination continued at the world boxing championships as Vikash Mailk also made his way to the last 16 of the tournament.
Vikash Mailk (60kg), who is the reigning light-weight national champion defeated Poland’s Dawid Michelus 1-0 in the second round of the Championships.
It was a very very close bout as two of the three rounds ended in a tie. The individual scoreline read 28-28, 29-29, 28-28 in favor of the Indian boxer. Polish boxer was also warned for hitting a low blow in the final three minutes which proved crucial for the Indian boxer.
With this win Vikash Mailk became the sixth Indian boxer to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Championships. Before this Shiva Thapa (56kg), Nanao Singh (46-49kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Satish Kumar (91+kg) and Manpreet Singh (91kg) have already secured their positions in the last 16.
The railway boxer will now take on the 5th seed Miklos Varga of Hungary for a place in the quarter finals. This bout will take place on Tuesday.
Later on Mandeep Jangra (69kg) will take on the boxer from Turkmenistan Serdar HudayBerdiyev and in the evening session Sumit Sangwan will be up against the 9th seeded Petro Ciobanu of Moldova.
Due to the provisional suspension imposed on the Indian Boxing Federation, the country’s pugilists are competing in the Championships under the banner of International Boxing Association (AIBA).