Vikas Krishnan Yadav and Manoj Kumar are the brightest prospects to land a medal for India in boxing category. Shiv Thapa was also anticipated to win a medal, but has lost to the defending champion early.
Vikas Krishnan Yadav, who is representing India at 75kg middleweight is just one win away from a medal. He will now face Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan for a berth in the last four stage. He has got his rhythm early this tournament and has been winning games unanimously.
In the 64-kg welterweight category, boxer Manoj Kumar stunned Olympic bronze-medallist to enter the pre-quarters. This confident performance has raised the expectations hugely and settling for anything below a podium finish will be underwhelming.