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Nigeria’s duo of Soyoye, Umeh crash out in Commonwealth Games’ boxing event

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Osita Umeh suffered defeat in boxing’s male welterweight 69kg event on Thursday as he was outclassed by India’s Manoj Kumar at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Kumar dominated in all the three rounds to secure a 5-0 unanimous decision against the 19-year-old Nigerian in the round of 32 encounter.

Kumar took round one 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 and 10-9.

In round two, it was another total domination of 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 and 10-9.

The third round was no different as Kumar won 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 and 10-8.

Earlier on Thursday, Nigeria’s Adeola Soyoye lost to Papua New Guinea’s Thadius Katua.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games which got underway at Gold Coast in Australia with a colorful opening ceremony on Wednesday is expected to end on April 15. (NAN)

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