India's campaign at the World Boxing Championships got off to a heartbreaking start, with flyweight Asian champion Suranjoy Singh losing his first-round bout on count-back against Mongolia's Myambayar Tugstsogt in Milan on Tuesday.
Tied 10-10 at the end of the regulation 11 minutes, Suranjoy was left shattered when he lost the bout by just one point after individual scores given by the judges were taken into account.
The Indian, who is also the reigning national champion in his category, was leading by four points in the opening round before Tugstsogt staged a comeback in the second to take a one-point lead in the seesaw bout.
Tugstsogt extended his lead to three points going into the final round but Suranjoy managed to draw level with a late offensive. However, luck deserted him in count-back as he fell short by a point.