Lakra crashes out

August 11th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS  


Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Anthresh Lakra’s defensive ploy failed as he made an opening round exit from the Beijing Olympics’ boxing competition after going down 5-9 to Athens Games bronze medallist Bahodirjon Sultanov in the 57-kilogram featherweight category here Monday. Lakra seldom went on the attack against Uzbekistan’s Sultanov, who let loose a flurry off punches which the Indian was busy evading.

Lakra trailed 12 after the first round, and 3-4 at the end of the second.

Lakra briefly staged a comeback in the third round, making the scoreline 5-5, but Sultanov upped the ante and landed several punches to shut out the Indian from the competition.

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