Prime News, International Sports, Hamburg (Germany), August 28:- Amit Phangal (49kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) upstaged fancied rivals to enter the quarterfinals but former bronze-medallist and third seed Vikas Krishan (75kg) was ousted after a second-round loss in the 19th World Boxing Championships here.
While Amit stunned seventh seed Carlos Quipo of Ecuador, Gaurav got the better of Ukrainian Mykola Butsenko in a pre-quarterfinal bout. However, Vikas, a bronze-winner from the 2011 edition, bowed out after being bested by England’s Benjamin Whittaker.
Also making an early exit was Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91kg) who lost to Australia’s Jason Whateley in a split decision.
Amit has a tough contest coming up as he would be taking on second-seeded Uzbek Hasanboy Dusmatov, while Gaurav will face Tunisia’s Bilel Mhamdi in his next contest.
–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)