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Vikas Krishan defeats Hungary's Zoltan Harcsa 3-0 to enter pre-quarterfinals of World Boxing C'ship

Vikas Krishnan YadavDoha: Vikas Krishan Yadav, India's premier middleweight (75 kg) boxer, stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championship in Doha, Qatar, beating Hungary's Zoltan Harcsa 3-0 today. The JSW-supported Vikas put on a scintillating show at the Lusail Multipurpose Sports Hall in Doha, convincingly winning all three rounds.

The 23-year-old Vikas began in a confident fashion, getting in a couple of clear punches and setting the pace of the fight moving decisively in the ring. Having taken the first round unanimously, Vikas did not let up in the second, persisting with his aggressive approach, peppering the Hungarian with quick combinations and powerful uppercuts which seemed to rattle his opponent.

"He was slightly taller than me and I knew that I had to take the initiative. It was important to start in a positive manner and I think the  way I fought today, I made my intentions very clear. After the first minute, I knew that I was landing my punches and from then on, I concentrated on getting my movement right and not allowing the opponent to settle," said Vikas.

The Indian pugilist will now face Poland's Tomasz Jablonski in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championship on Thursday.


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