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Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxing Men's 69kg Round of 16, Manoj Kumar carries India's hopes, Live Updates

India's Manoj Kumar continues his march to a medal in the bout at 3:47 pm at Oxenford Studios
Updated: 07 April 2018 16:25 IST - Published: 07 April 2018 13:44 IST
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It's a wrap here!
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Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the action in the Commonwealth Games 2018!
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31 year old Kumar is on track for the medal and has successfully qualified for the quarterfinals in the Men's 69kg category
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Here are the results of the 3 rounds and the scores given by the 5 judges:
                              
Judge 1 (KIM): 10-9, 10-8, 10-9  
Judge 2 (Ben): 10-9, 10-9, 10-9
Judge 3 (Maria): 10-9, 10-8, 10-9
Judge 4 (Frank): 10-9, 10-9, 10-9
Judge 5 (Abderrahim): 10-9, 10-9, 10-9
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MANOJ KUMAR IS DECLARED WINNER BY A UNANIMOUS DECISION
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End of round 3
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Kassim knows he needs to give his best in the dying moments so Kassim delivering a few good punches but Manoj countering even better and more aggressively.
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Kassim not able to deliver any solid punch.
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Manoj Kumar starting off aggressively showering a lot of punches to his opponents face
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Start of Round 3
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Manoj using his combinations well!
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Many left and right arm jabs delivered by Manoj
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End of round 2
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Kumar is very composed and the Tanzanian is starting to tire out.
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This can be attributed to the discussions held between Kumar and the his coach during the break.
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Manoj applying a different strategy in the second round by ensuring a better guard.
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Start of round 2
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This will certainly be a great learning for the young 24-year-old Kassim Mbundwike
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Manoj is a tactically superior boxer and knows how to capitalize on the opportunities he gets. 
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End of round 1
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Manoj Kumar is looking more solid.
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The round gaining intensity with both the boxers delivering good punches.
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Kumar has started well but he is playing with an open guard so he needs to be extra careful.
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Kumar ducking well and delivering a few good punches on the counter.
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Kassim Mbundwike & Kumar in the ring now starting the first round
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Kumar has won a gold previously at CWG 2010 in Light welterweight category and is the more experienced campaigner.
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The Indian is entering donning red. 
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Kumar's elder brother Rajesh has been a boxer as well, and his younger brother Mukesh is also an international boxer
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The 31 year old Kumar runs an academy in Kurukshetra as well where budding boxers start training from a young age.
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The Indian boxer Manoj Kumar has plans to promote boxing in India.
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A bout between Swaziland's Thabiso Selby Dlamini & Australia's Terry Nickolas about to end. The 3rd round is in progress and post this we will have our Indian star Manoj Kumar in action in the ring.
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The bout to be played between Manoj Kumar of India & Kassim Mbundwike of Tanzania will begin shortly!
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Boxing in Men's 69kg Round of 16. Stay tuned for updates!
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Day 3 of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is underway with India claiming another medal in weightlifting through Sathish Shivalingam. There has been progress in other sports as well, with Srihari Nataraj qualifying for the semifinals of the 50m backstroke event. Indian women's Table Tennis team also headed to the semifinals after they won 3-0 against Malaysia.

Boxing has been one of India's main events in the past years when it comes to medals and so far has been doing well in Gold Coast as well. On Day 1, Manoj Kumar won in his weight category, and Naman Tanwer & Amit winning on Day 2.

Manoj Kumar returns to the ring on Day 3 as he takes on Tanzania's Kassim Mbundwike in the Men's 56 Kg Round-of-16. Kumar easily won his first bout in the competition against Osita Umeh of Nigeria and will look to continue his march towards Gold on the third day of the games.