Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, four India boxers will be competing for gold at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on the tenth day of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
[See the ninth day results HERE]
Four pugilists - Vijender, L. Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and L. Sarita Devi - dominated their semifinals matches and now will be aiming for no less than gold today. Vijender, in particular, after a number of runners-up showings will be looking to come out in flying colours against Antony Flower.
Mandeep took time in finding his rhythm, but once the Haryana boxer found his footing he thrashed his opponent. The 21-year-old is determined to add gold medal to India's kitty and insisted that he is prepared for a tough fight against his English opponent.
"It's all about getting the gold medal now," Mandeep said. "I know Scott Fitzgerald will be a very difficult opponent, but boxing is as much about heart as anything else, and I believe I have the biggest heart of all."
Devendro faced stiff competition from his Welsh opponent but the Manipur pugilist was on target and won the contest 3-0. The 22-year-old, after a thrilling encounter, said he is all set for his gold medal match.
Indian coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu was also pleased with Devendro's performance and appreciated how the youngster controlled the match.
"The best thing about Devendro today was that he kept his control against a tempo boxer who kept on coming," Sandhu said. "He scored points even while keeping his defence tight. After the second round we did not coach him anything because we wanted him to relax so that nothing untoward happens in the final round."
Former World Championships silver medallist, Sarita Devi, after a dominating performance in the semis, insisted that she is prepared for the final. "This is the first time women's boxing is there in the Commonwealth Games and I want to win the gold," Sarita said. "So I have to prepare well for the final."
Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers will also be in action to book their places in the final. In singles, PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt will take the court, while the doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will face Malaysia in the semis.
Achanta Sharath Kamal, after settling for silver in doubles, will be aiming to clinch gold in table tennis. Women's relay team will compete in 4x400m and 4x100m finals, while Arpinder Singh (men's triple jump) and Ravinder Singh Khaira (men's javelin Throw) will also be in action.
Schedule of Play
Boxing: Gold Medal Matches
Women's Lightweight: Sarita Devi vs Shelley Watts starts 6:45 pm
Men's Light flyweight: Devendro Singh vs Paddy Barnes starts 7:00 pm
Men's Welterweight: Mandeep Jangra vs Scott Fitzgerland starts 11:45 pm
Men's Middleweight: Vijender Singh vs Antony Flower starts 12:15 am
Women's Singles: PV Sindhu vs Li Michelle starts 2:30 pm
Men's Singles: Parupalli Kashyap vs Rajiv Ouseph starts 2:30 pm
Men's Singles: RMV Gurusaidutt vs Derek Wong starts 3:30 pm
Women's Doubles: India vs Malaysia starts 4:30 pm
Squash: Gold Medal Match
Women's Doubles: India vs England starts 8:15 pm
Men's Triple Jump: Arpinder Singh
Men's Javelin Throw: Ravinder Singh Khaira
Women's 4x400m Relay: Indian team starts 12:20 am
Women's 4x100m Relay Final: Indian team starts 1:20 am
Table Tennis: Semifinals
Men's Singles: Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Jian Zhan starts 4:10 pm
Diving: 10m platform
Men's preliminary: Siddarth Pardeshi starts 4:08 pm
Men's: India vs New Zealand starts 4:45 pm
Where to Watch Live
The tenth day action is scheduled for a 9:00 am local time (1:30 pm IST) start with live coverage in India is on Ten Sports and Ten Action, with the live streaming option HERE and HERE. The action will be available live on CBS Sports in Canada with online streaming option HERE.
BBC will telecast the games live in the United Kingdom, with live streaming option HERE or follow the updates HERE. Network Ten will broadcast the Commonwealth Games live in Australia with an online viewing option HERE. For International viewers, including the United States, the action will be available live on official Commonwealth Games 2014 YouTube channel for free HERE.