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As it happened: Gaurav Bidhuri loses to Duke Ragan, seals bronze for India

The match is expected to start in a few minutes.
Updated: 31 August 2017 22:37 IST - Published: 31 August 2017 22:07 IST
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The land of a billion has to remain contended with only a bronze.
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The 24-year-old Bidhuri has to contend himself with a bronze here. And that's it for India in the World Championship as well.
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And it is Ragan who takes the win with a unanimous win on points.
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The final bell rings. Both the pugilists have their arm up. But this one will be a tough one for Bidhuri to win.
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But this looks like game over. Bidhuri has, in fact, walked into a flurry of punches.
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The onus is on Bidhuri as we get into the final 30 seconds.
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Bidhuri looking to launch a finishing shot. But he really can't land one. Ragan has been too quick for him.
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Bidhuri going for it but Ragan controlling the tempo.
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He probably is behind and needs to get it on.
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Bidhuri really has to empty the tank here in the final round.
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Ragan using the jab beautifully. Difficult second round for the Indian.
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Aggressive from Bidhuri but he has been time and again been meeting with jabs from Ragan.
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A good one-two from Ragan. 
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Bidhuri tries to quicken up the attack. But met with a good counter.
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And now we are underway in the second round.
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A close affair so far. An explosive one too.
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A tangle of limbs and torsos and the referee has to separate them.
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Bidhuri so far is walking into Ragan. A flurry of punches and a flurry of misses there.
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A good right hand from Biduri. He has to be fast against the American who is a heavy puncher.
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This is the first World Championship for both of them.
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Cautious start to being with here in the first round.
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And we are away.
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And we are finally here. The boxers are walking out.


Gaurav Bidhuri is in the red corner tonight.
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The semifinals are underway in Hamburg and Gaurav's bout will start in a few minutes.