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CWG: Vikas Krishan punches his way to gold

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 Vikas Krishan Vikas Krishan picked up his first medal at the Commonwealth Games. AFP

Gold Coast: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan defeated Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg category final at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

Vikas won by a unanimous 5-0 verdict against Ntsengue in a contest which saw both the boxers claiming to have won the bout before the referee's verdict. It was Vikas' first medal at the Games.

Each of the five judges awarded 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 and 29-28 points in favour of Vikas at the end of the three-round bout.

While both Vikas and Ntsengue looked to be equally strong, especially when attacking, Vikas edged ahead in his smart way of defending as he showed his tactical know-how.

In the first round, Vikas was clearly boxing better, but Ntsengue came back strongly in the second round. Three of the judges awarded the Cameroonian an identical scoreline of 10-9. Ntsengue surprised Vikas by taking attacking route in the second round.

In the third round, however, Vikas tempted Ntsengue to go for the attack by maintaining a physical distance. When Ntsengue went near him to punch, Vikas' jabs landed accurately to give him a strong position.

Vikas got 10-9 scorelines from each of the five judges in the final round.

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