Indian boxers Satish Kumar, Sumit Sangwan advance at Olympic qualifiers

Baku (Azerbaijan): Indian boxers Satish Kumar (plus 91kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) registered easy wins over their respective opponents to enter the second round of the World Olympic Qualification tournament here.

Indian boxer Sumit Sangwan
Indian boxer Sumit Sangwan

Satish thrashed Manase Kaho Raikadroga of Tonga 3-0 in his first round clash while Sumit outclassed Trinidad's Andrew Fermin by a similar margin.

Stern test ahead
Satish is expected to face a stern test in the next round as he will be up against an experienced opponent in Dean Gardiner of Ireland.

Things are not expected to be too easy for Sumit either as the 23-year-old will fight eighth seed Juan Carlos Carrilo Palacio of Colombia in his second-round contest.

However, the joy in he Indian camp was tempered by the fact that Dheeraj Rangi (60kg) crashed out after putting up a brave fight against top seed Lindolfo Garza of Mexico in a well-contested bout.

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