The Delhi and Haryana boxers excelled in the BD Chandiwala national junior boxing championship here on Friday, with 14 of them moving into the quarterfinals.
After a none-too-impressive start, having lost two out of three bouts on the opening day, the Delhi pugilists packed a punch winning four out of six bouts to stamp their authority. Haryana pugilists did even better, winning six bouts to secure 10 quarterfinal berths in the last two days.
Delhi's flyweight boxer Rahul beat Santosh 19-15, while Akshay came up with the most impressive performance in bantamweight, beating Punjab's Bunty 15-10.
Haryana boxers, however, took the cake with five of them registering facile victories.
With his quick reflexes light-flyweight Madan Lal beat Tamil Nadu's Sarvanan while Naresh (fly) overcame Maharashtra's Vijay. Besides, Bajranj (bantam) beat Pappu of Munirka Boxing Club, Jaibir (feather) defeated Nitish of B.D. Chandiwala Club and Manjit (middle-weight) thrashed Delhi's Yogesh with the referee stopping the contest.
Assam Rifles, after a good start on Thursday, lost their way on Friday, losing three out of the four bouts.
Meanwhile, world cadet champion Sunil Kumar (fly) of Bhiwani Sports Club's and Asian cadet champion Roshan Singh (bantam) of Services won their respective bouts with ease. While Sunil thrashed Goa's Rupesh, Roshan accounted for Sandeep 30-12.