GOLD COAST: Indian boxer Naman Tanwar started his campaign in the men's Heavyweight (91 kilogram) division with a convincing victory over Tanzania's Haruna Mhando at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.
Tanwar did face any real threat from his opponent as he cruised to a unanimous 5-0 victory at the Oxenford Studios arena here.
The Indian will next be up against Frank Masoe of Samoa in the quarter-finals.
The World Youth Championships bronze medallist employed an unorthodox style, keeping his guard down and using his reflexes to avoid his opponent's punches while hitting on the counter.
Tanwar dominated right from the start and forced the African into a standing count less than 30 seconds into the opening round with a stinging left hook.
He continued to dominate thereafter, using deft footwork, quick movements and his superior height to land punches from different angles and keep Mhando under pressure.
The Tanzanian had more conventional, defensive style and was forced on to the back foot for most of the bout.