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Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing India: Manoj Kumar vs Evaldas Petrauskas Men's 64kg live updates online

3 Rounds of 3 minutes each in the Elimination Round of 32
Updated: 11 August 2016 03:32 IST - Published: 11 August 2016 02:41 IST
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We will, of course, be back to cover that as well. Hope to see you here for that too! Till then, SK out \m/

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Thank you for joining us today. Be sure to catch Shiva Thapa's fight at 7 pm later on today.

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Of our boxing contingent, Manoj Kumar was expected to be the dark horse. Some way to prove the doubters wrong by upsetting the London Olympics Bronze Medallist and Gold Medallist in the 2010 Youth Olympics Games!

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The scorecard reads 29-28,29-28 and 28-29 in favour of the Indian! No one saw his coming!

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Wow, what a performance!

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It's a split decision, but Manoj Kumar upsets a really decorated boxer!

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Manoj Kumar WINS!

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That round could go to Petrauskas, but Manoj Kumar could edge the fight as long as it isn't a 10-8 to the Lithuanian in the final round

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Manoj could still take this if he survives this round. Petrauskas chases him with those hooks but Manoj hangs on! The bell goes!

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But Manoj seems to have heart and toughness for days as he gets back up and keeps going. Petrauskas lands a short powerful uppercut and Manoj seems to be hanging on here

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Kumar must fight smart here and not get drawn into a brawl.  Kumar with a nice combination that is returned by a vicious hook that sends the Indian to his knees. Standing 8 count!

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Petrauskas tries to land that vicious hook from the pocket, while Manoj Kumar is looking to maintain distance

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Did Kumar edge round 2 as well?
Round 3 starts!

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Simple dynamic here; Kumar is trying to keep this as a boxing match. Petrauskas is making this a brawl. The winner would be decided by what type of fight plays out in the third round.

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Manoj is trying to make this a boxing match again as he lands body shots from distance again. He's landing more here now with shots to the head from distance and the occasional shot to the body.

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Tactics are out of the window here as both fighters seem inclined to stand and bang here. Petrauskas lands a couple of nasty left hooks as Kumar tries to land big shots of his own

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Phew, close round there but Manoj comes out for the second round. Was he hurt at the end of the first?

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Petrauskas lands a powerful hook and Kumar staggers away as the first round gets over. 

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Manoj kumar trying to land the uppercut here into a ducking Petrauskas, but the Lithuanian is covering up solidly as he closes the distance to try and land that devastating left hook.

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Manoj is going to the body as Petrauskas tries to land that vicious looking left hook. Manoj is trying to maintain distance as with his jab

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Petrauskas wastes no time as he closes the distance. This is going to be a hell of a fight!

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And we're on the way!

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The introductions are being made. Fingers crossed people!

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Manoj Kumar comes out followed by Petrauskas