Former world silver-medalist Sarjubala Devi advanced to the quarterfinals but Manoj Kumar and Shiva Thapa were ousted after pre-quarterfinal losses in the Asian Games boxing competition in Jakarta in Indonesia today.
Sarjubala, competing in the flyweight 51 kg category, defeated Tajikistan's Madina Ghaforova 5-0 in a bout, which was more grueling than what the score-line might suggest.
Manoj went out after being bested by Kyrgyzstan's Abdurakhman Abdurakhmanov in the welterweight 69kg category, while Shiva spent less than a minute in the ring before the referee stopped the contest in favor of China's Jun Shan in the lightweight 60kg category.
Shiva faced two knockdowns before Shan won the first round
In the evening session, meanwhile, Shiva, a three-time Asian Championships medalist and a world championships bronze-winner, faced two knockdowns before the bout was awarded to China's Shan in the first round itself.