first_imgAnother from the Indian boxing hub of Haryana, Another from the Indian boxing hub of Haryana, 20-year-old Dheeraj Rangi, who had secured a silver medal at the World Military Games in Mungyeong, South Korea in October last year, defeated Pakistans Ahmed Ali in the 60kg gold medal bout. “You always try to bring your best when the opponent is from Pakistan. He was very aggressive and the idea was to stay away initially before landing blows. It was my first senior tournament and will give me a huge morale boost,” the Army Sports Institute boxer said. Experienced boxer Manoj Kumar, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 2012 London Olympics quarterfinalist, was also adjudged winner in an unanimous 3-0 verdict against Dinidu Saparamadu of Sri Lanka in the 64kg. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mandeep Jangra, a protege of Akhil Kumar, survived a scare against Afghanistans Rahemi Alla Dad, but still emerged an unanimous 3-0 winner. PTI TAP AH AHlast_img

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