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Rio Olympics 2016 India Boxing: Vikas Krishan vs Bektemir Melikuziev Men's 75kg Quarterfinals live score, commentary and match updates

Bektemir beats Vikas, Round 1: 9,9,9 - 10,10,10; Round 2: 9,8,8 - 10,10,10; Round 3: 9,9,9 - 10,10,10
Updated: 16 August 2016 04:02 IST - Published: 16 August 2016 03:19 IST
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It has been a pleasure. SK out \m/

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Thank you for joining our boxing coverage throughout this Olympics. 

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It has been a pleasure covering the journey of our pugilists at Rio, and although they didn't end up winning any medals, we are still immensely proud of them for representing the country with distinction.

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It is unfortunate, but such is sport; especially the ones of the combat variety. You live to fight another day, and Vikas Krishan will surely fight for India again in the future and be very successful at it.

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There goes India's final boxer in Rio. Vikas looked the best out of the three, but he came up against the favourite to win, in the Quarterfinals. 

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Vikas ended up respecting his power, but couldn't get Melikuziev to respect his. He did take a few powerful shots throughout the bout. Melikuziev should be a shoo-in for the Gold in this category. He looked fantastic here.

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Valiant effort by Vikas but Melikuziev takes this fight easily by a unanimous decision victory

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Melikuziev looked really good. His jabs were sharp, his balance and footwork was impeccable, and he was by far the more powerful puncher

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Round 3 comes to an end with Melikuziev finishing strongly with a jab and a left hook to the face. He was just the better fighter on the day.

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Vikas lunges in as Melikuziev sidesteps him and lands a counter check hook. Vikas is just standing there, covering up, and trying not to absorb too much punishment.

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Melikuziev is so confident that he is fighting with his hands down by his side.It really looks like he's found his range and is keeping the Indian just at the periphery of it. 

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Melikuziev opens up Round 3 with jabs and the occasional right hook. He's toying with Vikas now, hitting him and moving out before the Indian can counter him

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Vikas needs to knock Melikuziev out in the next round. Or to have a 10-7 across the board, to have any chance of salvaging this fight

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There is a bit of holding going on here, and that seems to be affecting Vikas more, as it's his attacks that are being neutralised more than anything. Melikuziev should have got that round pretty comfortably.

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Vikas takes a right uppercut followed by a right hook from Melikuziev, and is left chasing the Uzbeksitan fighter to try to reply with punches of his own. But Melikuziev strafes just out of range, just in time

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But Melikuziev starts landing a little more here. He's catching Vikas with sharp jabs, as the Indian looks to retort. But Melikuziev on the ascendency here

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Melikuziev throwing a lot more here but Vikas seems to be covering up pretty solidly. Are the judges scoring these punches when they shouldn't be?

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Round 2 about to start! 

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This is good strategy by Vikas, but since he's moving around so much, it would be interesting to see how the judges score it.

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Vikas darts in, lands a punch and moves out before Melikuziev lands a big counter. Any punches that Melikuziev does land seems to be falling on Vikas' guard.

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Vikas seems to be pretty fluid on his feet, as he dances around and this is preventing Melikuziev from landing. Smart thinking by the Indian

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VIkas goes to the body and is out before Melikuziev can retort with a jab

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Both men seems to be pretty light on their feet as Vikas lands a 1-2 in riposte to a sharp jab from the Uzbekistani

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Melikuziev opens up with sharp jabs, as Vikas looks to have his guard up

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Round 1!