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L Devendro Singh storms into quarters

Baku (Azerbaijan): Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) stormed into the quarter-final, while the experienced Manoj Kumar (64kg) entered the last-16 stage of the International Boxing Association's World Olympic Qualification tournament after notching up comprehensive victories here.

L Devendro Singh
L Devendro Singh

Fourth seed Devendro, who got an opening round bye, defeated Argentina's Leandro Blanc 3-0 in a lop-sided contest, while former ommonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj upstaged second seed Mohamed Eslam Ahmed Aly of Egypt with a dominant 3-0 show.

Devendro, also an Asian silver-medallist, will today be up against South Africa's Sibusiso Bandla, who defeated Korea's Lee Yechan in his prequarter-final bout.

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