Madan goes down in round one

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India’s campaign at the World Boxing Championships got off to a disappointing start as Madan Lal (52kg) went down in the first round itself here on Monday.

Madan, a former national champion and the lone Indian boxer in action on Monday, lost 0-3 on points to Alexandros Riscan of Moldova. Under the new 10-point scoring system being used here, boxers are judged not just on the number of connected punches but also their overall ring craft. It is also the first event in which boxers are fighting it out without the protection of a head-guard.

On Tuesday, Vikash Malik (60kg) will be in action against Kyrgyzstan’s Meder Mamakeev.PTI



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