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Akhil wins 2nd pro fight, remains unbeaten in circuit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Seasoned Indian Kumar kept his unbeaten professional record intact, scoring a Technical Knockout over Tanzanian in his second bout, here today.

Competing under the aegis of a new promoter in Hope and Glory Boxing, in association with the World Council (WBC), the 35-year-old got the better of Momba in the very first round of what was to be a six-round super lightweight (63.5kg) contest.

The former gold-medallist left his rival with a bloodied face, forcing an early end to the proceedings.

"He was bending too much and perhaps that is why he got hit so badly by the uppercut. It got over too early but a win is a win, I will take it," told after his bout.

Also winning on the six-bout fight-card tonight was quarterfinalist Jitender Kumar (lightweight, 61.2kg).

He got the better of Georgian Jitender was also competing in just his second professional bout and maintained his unbeaten record.

In the WBC title fight, India's Brijesh Kumar Meena notched up a over of Philippines, defeating him in the eighth round.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 22:50 IST