India had a good start to their 2011 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championship campaign at Incheon in South Korea, as Jay Bhagwan registered a win in the preliminary round on Friday. A silver medalist from the last edition, the Indian pugilist was up against Zorigtbaatar Enkhzorig of Mongolia in the 60 Kg weight category. The keenly contested match saw both contestants deliver their best before the Mongolian lost his rhythm committing three fouls. This resulting in the match being stopped and Jay Bhagwan registering a victory on points 19: 12.
The biennial event to be held from August 3-13, 2011 will witness over 150 boxers from 24 Asian countries vying for top honours.
Among all the participating countries China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Korea, the hosting national federation will be represented in the Continental Championships in all the weight categories. The XXVI edition of the championships will sever as a preparatory ground for the first qualifying event for 2012 London Olympics, the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships, which slated to be held in September this year at Baku, Azerbaijan (September 22-October 10).