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Boxers now concerned about bouts, not weight

  Pakistn's Haroon Khan, left, sends a left to Tanzania's Sunday Elias in their men's boxing flyweight qualification bout during the Commonwealth Game...
 Pakistan's Haroon Khan, right, boxes Sunday Elias of Tanzania in their flyweight boxing match during the Commonwealth Games at the Talkatora Indoor S...
 India's Manoj Kumar, right, punches Sierra Leone's Daniel Lassayo in their light welterweight boxing bout during the Commonwealth Games at the Talkat...
 Pakistan's Haroon Khan reacts after defeating Sunday Elias of Tanzania in their flyweight boxing match during the Commonwealth Games at the Talkatora...

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Pakistn's Haroon Khan, left, sends a left to Tanzania's Sunday Elias in their men's boxing flyweight qualification bout during the Commonwealth Game...

India Commonwealth Games Boxing Haroon

Pakistan's Haroon Khan, right, boxes Sunday Elias of Tanzania in their flyweight boxing match during the Commonwealth Games at the Talkatora Indoor S...

India Commonwealth Games

India's Manoj Kumar, right, punches Sierra Leone's Daniel Lassayo in their light welterweight boxing bout during the Commonwealth Games at the Talkat...

India Commonwealth Games Boxing Haroon

Pakistan's Haroon Khan reacts after defeating Sunday Elias of Tanzania in their flyweight boxing match during the Commonwealth Games at the Talkatora...

The focus in Commonwealth Games boxing has has finally moved from the weighing scales to the ring.
Faulty readings from the scales on the eve of competition caused a panic as boxers tried to lose weight in order to be eligible for their respective categories
Anthony Taylor of New Zealand said "it certainly should not have happened," but was among those looking ahead to upcoming bouts.
Taylor, a last-minute inclusion in the national squad following an appeal to the New Zealand Olympic Committee, conceded Tuesday that competitors had been rattled but were now looking forward to the competition.
"We have to put that behind us. In the end, it is alright since the official weighing in was only today," Taylor said after winning his 64 kilograms first round bout against Mokhachane Moshoeoe of Lesotho by a 5-2 margin.
The problem with the scales became evident when some boxers recorded weights that were more than one kilogram (2.2 pounds) heavier than expected. Many went for runs and visited the sauna in a bid to lose weight.
The fault was confirmed when a 50-kilogram weight registered as 51.4. The scales were replaced.
"The weighing scales made me lose more weight than I needed to," said Bradley Saunders of England after winning his 64 kg bout against Dominic Boatswain of Grenada.
"But it was spot on today and we only got to worry about bouts," said Saunders, a winner of the bronze medal at the World Championships in Chicago in 2007.
Boxers are now marking out their potential opponents.
Haroon Khan, younger brother of star WBA world champion Amir Khan, made his debut for Pakistan with an easy 12-1 stoppage victory against Sunday Elias of Tanzania.
Ignored by England selectors and thus representing Pakistan, he said it would be a challenge to take on the likes of Andrew Selby of Wales, a European bronze medalist, whom he could meet in the third round.
"They will be tough and I'm sure they will want to beat me as much as I want to beat them," he said.
Damien Hooper, a gold medalist at the Youth Olympics in Singapore earlier this year, said he had marked out Indian Vijender Singh as the biggest threat to his gold medal aspirations in the 75 kg category.
"He (Singh) is the one to watch out for and I have a potential semifinal clash with him," said the 18-year-old Australian after scoring an 16-3 verdict over Lad Agege of Nauru.
Singh, an Olympic bronze medalist, is India's top hope in boxing.