Boxer Satish Kumar reaches quarterfinals

Indian boxer Satish Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics with a comprehensive win against Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the mens super-heavyweight round of 16 bout on Thursday.

Kumar, the 32 year old from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh who is making his Olympics debut, won the +91kg bout by a 4:1 split verdict at the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena. Four of the five judges scored the bout in favour of the Indian boxer.

Brown, also an Olympic debutant, remained the aggressor in the second round as well but wasn’t able to trouble Kumar much. The Indian boxer defended brilliantly and landed timely hooks and jabs.

It was a good win for the Indian who next faces reigning world champion Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan on Sunday.

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