Indian boxers Vikas Krishan, Satish Kumar, Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik entered the finals of their respective categories, while Naman Tanwar, Manoj Kumar and Mohammed Hussamuddin got bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday.
Vikas defeated Northern Ireland's Steven Donnelly 5:0 by an unanimous verdict. The Indian got 29-27, 29-27, 30-26, 29-28, 29-27 from each of the five judges at the end of three rounds. At the end of the first round, only one judge had favoured Vikas.
Satish progressed to the 91 kg final after the referee decided to abandon the match as Seychelles' Keddy Agnes received a cut on the face in the second round. Satish will face Englishman Frazer Clarke in the final.
However, the Indian camp faced some disappointments too. The big loss took place when Manoj fell against Englishman Pat McCormack 0:5 by unanimous verdict. Each of the five judges gave McCormack 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 for totals after three rounds respectively.
Hussamuddin (56kg) lost to Englishman Peter McGrail 0:5 by unanimous decision.
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