Indian boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) yesterday outpointed Asylbek Nazaraliev of Kyrgyzstan 14-8 to qualify for the second round of the AIBA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Devendro Singh

The nimble footed Manipur lad displayed why he was chosen in the team ahead of big names like Asian Championship silver-medallists Amandeep Singh and Thokchom Nanao Singh.

According to information received here, the 19-year-old Devendro exhibited great skill against Asylbek, a bronze medal winner at the 2011 Asian Confederation Boxing Championships.