ROHTAK: Mandeep Jangra thumped Haerheng Wulepaer of China Dragons to register his first ever win in the World Series of Boxing format and guided the India Tigers to second consecutive victory with a 4-1 score, here at the National Boxing Academy.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Mandeep (75 kg) looked in ferocious form as he set off from the word go and looked to finish his opponent off early on. He nonchalantly kept landing his powerful punches as the Chinese tried to step up to his pace.
It was sheer power from the Arjuna Awardee as he dominated the proceedings, whereas, the Chinese had no answers except to lock his arm for which he was even warned. The Indian kept on attacking giving no respite to the Chinese and eventually went on to win 3:0.
Earlier, Mohammad Etash Khan walloped Boxiang Zhu by unanimous decision to hand the Tigers an unassailable 3-1 lead in their encounter China Dragons.
In the high intensity Bantamweight clash, Muhammed Etash Khan lived up to his favourite tag and brushed aside his opponent with rather ease to ensure a second consecutive win for the Tigers.
The 19-year-old pugilist from Manipur who came into the contest with the hosts leading 2:1, moved around the ring intently keeping a near impregnable defense and landing his punches which even made the Chinese taste the dust in the first round.
Etash looked a class-apart and connected almost everything that he threw at his opponent to leave him battered and bruised in the middle of the squared ring.
46-49 kg: Shyam Kumar Kakara lost to Zhonglin Wu 1:2.
56 kg: Mohd. Etash Khan bt Boxiang Zu 3:0
64 kg: Rohit Tokas bt Shengze Qi - Walkover
75 kg: Mandeep Jangra bt Haerheng Wulepaer 3:0.