Indian boxer Naman Tanwar started his campaign with a stunning win to reach quarter-finals of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.
The India boxer didn’t face much of the competition from his experienced opponent and won the bout easily by a unanimous verdict.
The young 19 year old boxer, Tanwar defeated Tanzania’s Mhando by a unanimous verdict (30-26, 30-25, 30-26, 30-24, 30-24) to qualify for the men’s 91kg quarter-finals, where he will take on Frank Masoe of Samoa for a place in semi-finals and ensure himself at least a bronze medal.
Tanwar, who is World Youth Championships bronze medallist, played with an open guard throughout the bout and used his reflexes to avoid his opponent’s punches.
He dominated his opponent from the very beginning of the bout and even put his African opponent into a standing count less than 30 seconds into the opening round with a massive left hook on Mhando’s face.
Yesterday, another experienced Indian boxer Manoj kumar got off to a convincing win and advanced to the round of 16 in 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Earlier today, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu made the whole nation proud with her second consecutive gold medal in two CWG back to back.
India’s medal count has now reached 3 on starting of the Day 2 (2 Gold, 1 Silver).