Noida: Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan assured himself of an extra shot at Olympic qualification in style, beating Kenya’s Nickson Abaka in a gruelling six-round contest of the AIBA Pro Boxing fight night here on Saturday.

Vikas Krishan
Vikas Krishan is hoisted after beating Kenya’s Nickson Abaka

The 24-year-old World No 6 triumphed via a unanimous 3-0 decision even though he was stretched for the entire duration of six rounds in the middleweight contest. Fighting in the bout itself was enough to assure him of a berth in the final Olympic Qualifiers next month in Venezuela but Vikas got a shot in the arm by winning the contest.

The Indian pulled off the result just a night before heading to the Olympic Qualifiers in Baku, Azerbaijan, which start on June 16.