L Sarita Devi, Shiva Thapa, L Devendro Singh win in China

New Delhi: Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi (60kg) returned to competitive boxing after her one-year ban with a resounding victory in the opening contest of the training-cum-competition assignment in the Chinese city of Qian'an.

Sarita defeated Mongolia's Sowoderden 3-0. In fact, the Indian boxers put up a strong show on the opening day of competitions against teams from hosts China, Mongolia, Thailand and Korea.

Shiva Thapa (56kg) beat Thailand's Yuttapong Thong Dee 3-0, while Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) notched up a Technical Knockout against China's Yang Yufeng in the third round of his bout.

Mandeep Jangra (69kg) thrashed Thailand's Nick Fisher 3-0. Vikas Krishan(75kg) got the better of another Thai Kh Mr Aphisit 3-0.

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