Jitender wins first bantam weight bout

Updated: 11 May 2009 11:05 IST

Jitender Kumar registered his first win since going up a division to bantam weight and entered the second round of a training-cum-competition boxing event.

Jitender wins first bantam weight bout

New Delhi:

Beijing Olympics quarterfinalist Jitender Kumar registered his first win since going up a division to bantam weight and entered the second round of a training-cum-competition boxing event in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Monday.

The 21-year-old, whose first attempt at competing in bantam weight at the A K Mishra International ended in a first round exit in March, beat Kazakh boxer Judayder Genov 14-10.

"I am thrilled after winning this bout. I didn't have a very good start in bantam weight but this win has given me a lot of confidence," Jitender told PTI from Almaty.

The Haryana boxer is part of a 10-member Indian team competing in the event, accompanied by coach Jaidev Bisht.

The others being reigning youth world champion T Nanao Singh (48kg), former cadet world champion Vipin Kumar (51kg), Chhote Lal Yadav (57kg), Rakesh Kalaskar (60kg), Balwinder Singh (64kg), Jagat (75kg), Dinesh Kumar (81kg), Guru lal (91kg), Ram Singh (+91kg).

Topics : Boxing
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