Indian boxer Akhil stuns world champion, moves into quarters

August 15th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian boxer Akhil Kumar shocked world champion Sergey Vodapoyanov to enter the quarterfinals of the men’s bantamweight category (54kg) at the Olympics here Friday. Akhil, who trailed 3-6 after the second round, came back strongly to tie 9-9 with the Russian at the end of the four rounds. The judges, however, gave the bout to Akhil for landing more punches than the Russian.

The Indian is just a bout away from an Olympic medal.

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