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CWG: Boxer Manish in 60kg semis (Third Lead)

IANS  |  Gold Coast 

Kaushik entered the semi-finals in the men's 60 kilogram category at the 21st here on Wednesday.

overpowered Calum French of England by a unanimous 5:0 verdict.

was seemed solid right from the start but soon, his opponent started counter-attacking. At one stage, the duo threw everything at each other and in the process Kaushik fought without a up. But at the end, it was the Indian who proved superior and assured another medal for

Earlier, boxers and entered the semi-finals of their respective weight categories.

Gaurav came up with an impressive performance against three-time champion of to claim a well-deserved, unanimous 5:0 verdict in the quarter-finals of the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category.

Vikas also registered a comfortable 5:0 victory over of in the last eight stage of the men's middleweight (75kg) division.

The duo thus confirmed another couple of medals to the Indian tally as every in the last-four stage is assured of a spot on the podium.

Gaurav will fight Vidanalange of in the semi-finals on Friday. Bandara outclassed Thabo Molefe of 4:1 in another quarter-final on Wednesday.

The last edition's bronze medallist, Reece McFadden of Scotland, and of will meet in the other flyweight semi-final.

In the quarter-finals, McFadden outclassed Pakistan's 5-0 while Irvine defeated of 4:1.

Up against the vastly more experienced Keama, Gaurav delivered a composed, technically superior performance.

The Indian youngster had a lot of power in his punches and used his reflexes and a to thwart his experienced south paw opponent.

Gaurav landed more scoring punches in a frenetic opening period, thus taking the early advantage.

The second round followed a similar script with Gaurav penetrating Keama's defence with powerful jabs on several occassions.

Keama came out swinging in the third and last period in an effort to reduce the gap, but Gaurav did well to retaliate in an effective manner and take a well-deserved victory.

Later, Vikas coasted to an easy win over Muziyo.

The African adopted an attacking approach right from the start and Vikas responded by staying just outside his reach and using a higher than usual.

bronze medallist fought well on the counter, regularly finding the gaps and it did not come as a surprise when all the five judges ruled in his favour.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:16 IST
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