Manipur: L Devendro Singh, Mary Kom progress to quarter-finals of boxing tournament in Mongolia

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IMPHAL, June 22: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) got a bye into the quarterfinals as India made a solid start at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament with four wins on the opening day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday.

Mary Kom, returning to competitive action after a one- year hiatus, will take on the winner of the bout between Russia's Anna Aedma and Korea's Chol Mi Bang on Thursday.

Strandja Memorial silver-medallist Mohamed Hussamuddin (56kg) and King's Cup bronze-medallist Rohit Tokas (64kg) were among the winners in the men's draw.

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Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships silver- medallist L Devendro Singh (52kg), King's Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg) and Asian youth silver-medallist Ankush Dahiya (64kg) advanced to the quarters after getting first- round byes.

Devendro will face Russia's Yusupov Dimitrii, while Shyam Kumar will be up against face Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu of Mongolia in his last-eight stage contest.

(Agencies)

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