Commonwealth Games 2018 Live Updates: Men's 91kg Boxing - Naman Tanwar vs Haruna Mhando

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 06, 2018 09:21 IST

Naman Tanwar takes on Haruna Mhando in a while.


09:21 (IST)6 APR 2018

Tanwar wins the bout by 5:0 and moves on to the next round 

09:20 (IST)6 APR 2018

The match ends. Results will be announced shortly. 

09:19 (IST)6 APR 2018

A minute to go 

09:19 (IST)6 APR 2018

No change in approach here for both the boxers

09:18 (IST)6 APR 2018

Both the boxers right back at it as round 3 commences 

09:17 (IST)6 APR 2018

Round 3 coming up 

09:16 (IST)6 APR 2018

Round 2 ends 

09:15 (IST)6 APR 2018

A minute to go in round 2

09:15 (IST)6 APR 2018

Naman Tanwar with a couple of body shots here

09:14 (IST)6 APR 2018

There is a clear distinction of approach here. Tanwar the more attacking of the two while Mhando defending nicely and waiting for the right moment to counter

09:13 (IST)6 APR 2018

Round 2 begins

09:13 (IST)6 APR 2018

Naman doing well so far in the bout 

09:13 (IST)6 APR 2018

Round 1 is brought to a halt by the bell

09:12 (IST)6 APR 2018

20 seconds left in round 1

09:11 (IST)6 APR 2018

Tanwar the more aggressive of the two with his experienced opponent holding on firm 

09:10 (IST)6 APR 2018

Both the players exchanging early blows

09:10 (IST)6 APR 2018

Tanwar is facing an opponent who is almost twice his age. 

09:10 (IST)6 APR 2018

And the match begins

09:10 (IST)6 APR 2018

Tanwar in the red corner and Mhando in the blue corner

09:09 (IST)6 APR 2018

The bout will be divided into three rounds

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The match is about to begin

09:08 (IST)6 APR 2018

19-year-old Naman Tanwar will make his Commonwealth Games debut when he takes on Tanzania's Haruna Mhando on Day 2 of the games. Tanwar will represent India in the 91 kg category and will look to move on to the next round.

The boxing match will be taking place in Oxenford Boxing Studios in Gold Coast. Naman's competitor Mhando hails from Tanzania and is 17 years older than him. At age 33, this is Mhando's second appearance at the CWG, his first coming in 2010 when the games were held in Delhi. 

The Tanzanian reached round-of-16 in that edition.

The 19-year-old Indian, on the other hand, was the youngest champion when the national trials were held in Patiala.

Boxing has been one of  India's strongest claims for a medal in past editions of the games as well. Naman will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of predecessors by winning a medal in Gold Coast. 
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