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Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing India: Vikas Krishan Yadav vs Charles Conwell Men's 75kg live updates online

3 Rounds of 3 minutes each, Scoring is done by a panel of 5 judges based on the 10-point must system
Updated: 10 August 2016 03:12 IST - Published: 10 August 2016 02:12 IST
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Thank you for joining us today. We'll be back with more live coverage of Vikas Krishan on Saturday at 3.45am IST when he fights in the round of 16

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Vikas Krishan pulls off a solid victory over a solid fighter. And he puts India on the map in boxing at Rio 2016. The judges scored it 29-28 throughout the board

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The Winner by Unanimous Decision is VIKAS KRISHAN!

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We await the decision by the judges, fingers crossed!

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The clock runs out on an uneventful third round, but Vikas Krishan may have edged this fight. Just. But he may have just done enough

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Close round till now, hard to call

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The American seems to be working more here but Vikas is maintaining distance and looks to be coasting. He pivots and goes to the body as Conwell tries to close the distance

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Both fighters seem cautious as the third round starts. Conwell is trying to close the distance with a jab and following with a straight right but Vikas has displayed good head movement

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For my money, its 1-1 as we head into the 3rd and final round

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Vikas looks good in this round, and is getting his uppercut to land. Conwell is ducking into that. Vikas wasn't throwing it in the first round and started in the second. Round 2 in the books. Looks like Vikas took that one!

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Better so far by Vikas as he's finding Conwell more with the left uppercut. Vikas also goes to the body here.

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Vikas seems quicker here, and is landing a check right hook as he pivots away just as Conwell comes in. Big uppercut by Vikas! He's landed that twice now into the ducking Conwell

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Conwell seems quicker to the draw here, but Vikas seems to be more willing to trade

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Conwell opens with a 1-2 that is blocked

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Vikas has to come out strong in Round 2

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Vikas seems light on his feet but neither man has really grabbed this round yet. They're still trying to find a way through the other's defences. They clinch to end the round, but perhaps Conwell edges that through slightly superior dirty boxing in the clinch

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VIkas Krishan seems to be fluid on his feet, but Conwell seems to be good with bobbing out of the centre line and he's trying for a short left hook that's missing narrowly for now

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Krishan the southpaw against the orthodox Conwell. They try to establish range but neither man has yet to land a telling shot

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And Round 1 starts!

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Charles Conwell is a 2-time National Youth Champion. VIkas has his hands full. Looks like the crowd is dead against Conwell here, as a chorus of boos greet his introduction.

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And Vikas Krishan fights next, against Charles Conwell!

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And expectedly, Hossam takes it. Easy fight for him in reality , as he moves on to the next round

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The 3rd Round times out as Hossam raises his hand. Don't think there is much of a question here about who won this fight.

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Hossam is mixing up his body strikes well with the punches to the head, and just manages to move away when Merven Clair attempts to return fire. Good boxing by the Egyptian

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Every time Clair attempts to throw a flurry of punches, Hossam manages to close the distance and holds on to him. Good way to smother the opponent's attacking intent

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Round 3 starts, and Hossam is 2 rounds up for my money. Merven Clair has to get a knockdown or two here

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There seems to be a skill differential here, and it seems pretty obvious as Round 2 clocks out.

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Hossam's head movement has been exemplary; he just seems to be out of the way when Clair leaves that jab hanging out and he's finding those straight right counters through his guard almost everytime

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Round 2 starts with Clair looking to walk down Hossam, but the Egyptian is ready for him. Sharp lead rights penetrate his guard as it seems increasingly like Clair is overmatched in skill

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By far, he seemed to be the more active fighter and surely landed more than his opponent. 

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Hossam is going head-body-head and it seems like he's landing more frequently. Merven Clair is a southpaw, but he seems reluctant to throw his left cross. Hossam edges that first round for me

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They start off cautiously, with neither man willing to close to distance and stand in the pocket. Clair seems more mobile and is trying to circle away, but Hossam's looping right hook is catching him

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In case you are interested, the bout that is being telecasted now is between Hossam from Egypt and Merven Clair from Mauritius

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This makes for more exciting fights as fighters can afford to throw down more than they would be comfortable in, in a 12 round professional format.

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Unlike in professional boxing, where competitors have the luxury of coasting through rounds once they secure an unassailable lead in their minds, the 3 round format of Olympic boxing ensures that boxers go out and try to maximise their output in the shorter window

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With Shiva Thapa facing a tough draw, much of India's hopes in boxing rests on the broad shoulders of Vikas Krishan, who goes up against a decorated athlete in Conway from the USA. 

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You can also read an in-depth analysis of the chances Vikas Krishan Yadav has, in following in the footsteps  of Vijender Singh and earning the country a medal at Rio 

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With half hour to go till the event, you can read about Vikas Krishan's road to the Olympics, and the long journey that got the pugilist to the elite stage for amateur practitioners of the sport.

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The 2012 Arjuna Award winner is set to go off against U.S.A’s Charles Conwell in the Round of 32. Charles Conwell, along with being the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team, is also a 2015 National Golden Gloves Champion, U.S. Boxing Youth Male Athlete of the Year and also the 2016 Olympic Trials Champion.

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Welcome everyone to our live blog for Vikas Krishan Yadav's bout against Charles Conwell of USA in the men's 75kg category