This was the pre-quarterfinals bout of 64kg category, Manoj lost 16-20.
Britain’s Thomas Stalker won the first two rounds however; Indian boxer tried hard and put some fight in the third and final round of the match.
Undoubtedly, it was a good comeback back by Manoj Kumar in the third and final round but that was not enough for him to be in the race.
Now, all eyes will be on two other boxers from India in the quarter-finals- Vijender Singh and Devendro Singh.
A win for Vijender Singh or Devendro Singh in the final eight will ensure at least a bronze medal for India.