Commonwealth Games 2018 - Men's Boxing 69 kg, Indians have high expectations from Manoj Kumar: Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 05, 2018 15:58 IST

The action starts at 3:17 pm at the Oxenford Studios - Boxing


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Not to forget, keep supporting Manoj Kumar and keep showering your love.

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It is sure to get tougher in the Round of 16. So stay tuned for more updates on boxing!

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Judge 5 giving a score of 9 - 10, 9-10, & 8-10 in favor of Manoj in rounds 1,2, & 3 respectively. All in all an easy victory for Manoj.

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Judges 1,2,3 & 4 giving 9 and 10 points each to Osita and Manoj in each of the rounds taking the cumulative score to 27-30, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 by the four judges in favor of Manoj. 

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He certainly entertained the crowd here as the hooting is just not stopping. 

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Manoj Kumar is declared the winner. Good to see him shake hands with the opponent as well as the opposing coach.

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Osita blocking well in this round.

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Round 3 reaches the halfway mark

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Osita trying to fight with a lot of vigour now. 

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Round two draws to a close. Many body blows and punches thrown by Kumar. Osita trying to counter but Manoj taking his guard well.

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Officials for the bout:

Referee: MdaValeri Pastuhov 
Judge 1: Engalvin FINCH 
Judge 2: FIJSeru WHIPPY 
Judge 3: TtoJames Beckles 
Judge 4: Uzbaleksandr Khamidov
Judge 5: Marabderrahim Ammour

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2nd round has started.

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Osita trying to block but Kumar still managing to deliver a few hefty blows. 

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The Nigerian Osita also managing to deliver a few quick punches. 

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Few heavy right arm jabs delivered by Kumar. Certain to earn him a few points by the judges. 

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Crowd cheering Kumar on as he bobs and weaves

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The first round is in progress

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The first round can begin any minute now.

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He is welcomed with loud cheers from the crowd.

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India's star Manoj Kumar stepping into the ring now.

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The bout between England's Luke McCormack Uganda's Kavuma Ssemujju has just ended.

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Men's 69kg Round of 32 in progress. Manoj Kumar should not have much trouble moving on to the next round. 

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Sportskeeda's live coverage of the bout to begin in some time.

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The action will begin in roughly 22 mins so set your alarm clocks and be tuned into all the action which we will bring to you.

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India's Manoj Kumar will be facing Nigeria's Osita Umeh. Manoj Kumar will be seen in Indian colors (Blue) and Nigeria's Osita Umeh is going to be seen in Red. 

Manoj Kumar won his last Gold Medal in the South Asian Games in 2016 under the Light welterweight category. He also had a very successful run in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in which he won 11–2 against Bradley Saunders of England in the final and became champion.He is one of the senior boxers of the country and that makes for a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.

The Arjuna Award winner of 2014 is sure to go all guns blazing against his Nigerian opponent. 
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