India lodge counter-appeal in Vikas Krishan decision

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (69kg) was on Saturday ousted from the Olympics after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) overturned the result of his pre-quarterfinal bout, that he had won, following a review. The 20-year-old had won 13-11 over Errol Spence in a thrilling contest on Friday night but following an appeal by his rival's team management, the AIBA awarded the bout 15-13 to the American. "There were a total of nine (9) holding fouls committed by the Indian boxer in the third round alone. However the Referee only gave one caution," the AIBA said in a statement after a review by its Competition Jury.
India has lodged a counter-appeal against the overturning of the original decision which has seen Vikas Krishan crash out of the Welter weight (69 kg) class last night. Originally, Vikas won the bout but then the refs gave the win to Errol Spence of USA.

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