Olympian Ashish Kumar posted a thumping 5-0 victory over a extra skilled Travis Tapatuetoa of Niue within the spherical of 16 to advance to the boys’s 80kg quarterfinals within the boxing enviornment of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Monday night time.
Ashish, an Asian championships bronze medallist and a Thailand Open silver medallist, displayed his power-packed efficiency to beat Tapatuetoa and arrange a quarterfinal conflict with five-time British National champion and Youth Commonwealth Games gold medallist Aaron Bowen.
The Indian will meet the native favorite, who acquired the higher of Nigerian Innocent Ehwarieme 5-0, on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Ashish loved a large peak benefit and landed his punches from a good way.
The extra-cautious method of Tapatuetoa, who competed within the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, helped Ashish develop in confidence and ship highly effective combos on the physique of his rival and win the primary spherical comfortably.
Ashish exhibited his jabs and uppercuts extra continuously because the Niue boxer took all of the blows bravely regardless of getting a standing rely. The Indian’s sheer supremacy made all of the 5 judges rating 10-8 in his favour within the first two rounds.
The Niue boxer threw a couple of good punches within the third spherical, however it didn’t assist. Tapatuetoa served a second standing rely due to Ashish’s relentless assaults.
The Indian conserved some power within the closing minute in anticipation of a more durable battle towards Bowen within the final eight. Three out of 5 judges scored 10-8, whereas two gave 10-9 in favour of Ashish within the closing interval.