File Photo: Vikas Krishan Yadav (right)

Incheon, Sep 29 (IANS) Three male boxers – Kuldeep Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Gaurav Bidhuri – bowed out of the Asian Games in the quarter-finals while Vikas Krishan Yadav kept alive his medal hopes here on Monday. Bidhuri began the losing trend of the day, going down 0-3 (27-30, 26-30, 27-30) to Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov by an unanimous judges’ decision in the fly weight (52kg) category. Also Read - India's COVID Tally Surpasses 53 Lakh-mark, Deaths Stand at 85,619; 5 Worst-hit States Report High Level of Recoveries | Key Points

He was followed by Jangra who lost 0-3 again by unanimous judges’ decision against Thailand’s Apichet Saensit in the welter weight(69kg) division. He lost 27-29, 27-29 and 26-29. Kuldeep, in the light heavy weight(81kg) section, emulated his compatriots, getting outpunched by Ehsan Rouzbahani 0-3 (26-30, 27-30, 26-30) in an unanimous judges’ decision to complete India’s misadventure. Also Read - Schools Reopening From Monday | What Back to Classes Might Look Like Amid Pandemic

Krishan, however, kept alive his medal hopes as he eased past Azamat Uulu Kanybek of Kyrgyzstan to reach the last eight stage of the middle weight (75kg) category. He won by an unanimous decision, dominating all three rounds of the bout, securing a 30-26, 30-27, 30-26 victory. Fighting in the lightweight (60kg) category, he had won the Asiad gold medal four years ago in Guangzhou. Krishan will take on Hurshidbek Normatov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. Also Read - COVID-19: With Spike of Over 96,000 Cases, India's Tally Crosses 52-Lakh Mark, Deaths Near 85K

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