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Tokyo Olympics, Boxing: Vikas Krishan Ousted, Loses Opening Bout To Japan's Quincy Okazawa

Okazawa dominated from start to finish, controlling the proceedings with ease against the two-time Olympian Krishan

Tokyo Olympics, Boxing: Vikas Krishan Ousted, Loses Opening Bout To Japan's Quincy Okazawa
Vikas Krishan sustained a cut below his left eye as he crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics. -

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) was out-punched 0-5 and left with a bloodied eye by local favourite Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in his opening bout of the Olympic Games here on Saturday, a thoroughly disappointing start for the nine-strong team.

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The 29-year-old Krishan sustained a cut below his left eye in the high-voltage clash, which, according to team sources, he competed with a shoulder niggle.

He was the only Indian boxer in action on the day.  

Okazawa dominated from start to finish, who seemed like a nimble-footed dancer in the ring, controlling the proceedings with utmost ease against the two-time Olympian Indian.

The 25-year-old Okazawa is of Ghanaian decent and was a silver-medallist at the 2019 Asian championships and a quarterfinalist at the world championships the same year.

He will next face Cuba's third-seeded Roniel Iglesias in the round of 16. Iglesias is the 2012 Olympic gold-medallist and also a former world champion.

On Sunday, six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik will compete in their opening bouts.

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