Ankit Narwal breezes into the quarterfinals in Montenegro

The Asian youth silver-winner beat Uzbekistan's Lazizbel Fattoev convincingly to book a place in the last-eight

Narwal displayed a convincing performance in his 5-0 over Lazizbel Fattoev.   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

Asian youth silver-medallist Ankit Narwal (64kg) comfortably advanced to the quarterfinals of the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro with a resounding 5-0 comfortable opening-round win over Uzbekistan's Lazizbel Fattoev.

This win moves him to the last-eight stage, where he will face Ukraine's Ratmir Turchaninov.

However, Meitei Sanjarmbam (56kg) and Vishal (75kg) lost their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts to Ukraine's Dmytro Todorov and Nurisiom Ismoilov held on Wednesday.

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On Thursday, seven Indian boxers will be looking to secure podium finishes when they enter the ring for their respective quarter-final bouts.

Arundhati Choudhary (69kg), Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Vinka (60kg) are in contention among the women while Arambam Naoba Singh (52kg), Sumit (69kg), Vishal Gupta (91kg) and Jugnoo (91+ kg) are the four male boxers who will be competing in the quarter-finals.

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