As mentioned earlier, the COVID-19 situation has made life difficult for the campers with some of them contracting the virus and being forced into isolation.
When the referee raised his arm signalling the win, Akash's celebration was palpable. With both his arms pointing towards the sky, he roared with delight.
The world championships would be the boxers' first international competitive outing after the Tokyo Games.
Taking part in the ongoing Asian Youth and Junior Championships in Dubai, the boxers claimed gold medals, something that could potentially propel them to bigger hits in the future.
Youth and junior boxers finally reach venue, medals assured for quite a few
The 22-year-old from Haryana, making his debut at the Games, intimidated his 20-year-old opponent, using his right straights to good effect.
Vikas had won a lightweight 60kg category gold in the 2010 Asiad before adding a middleweight bronze in the 2014 edition.
CWG bronze-medalist Mohammed Hussamuddin was among the three Indian boxers to make the semi-finals of the Chemistry Cup in Halle.