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Nanao Singh crashes out of World Championships

Thokchom Nanao Singh became the fifth Indian boxer to crash out of the World Championships after losing to Thailand’s Pongprayoon Kaeo in the light fly weight (48kg) second round in Milan, Italy.

The 18-year-old Asian silver medallist, competing in only his second senior international event, was out-punched 4-16 by Kaeo late on Saturday night.

Kaeo had earlier beaten the Indian in the Asian Championship finals.

The Thai was in control of the contest right from the start and took a 4-1 lead in the opening round.

The diminutive Indian found the going tough against his taller opponent, who notched up 10 points in the second round.

Having chalked up the massive lead, Kaeo took it easy in the third and final round before wrapping it up 16-4.

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