The seasoned Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) had been amongst three Indian male boxers to enter the semifinals of the thirty fifth Boxam Worldwide Event in Castellon, Spain on Thursday whilst world silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) bowed out with a shocking quarterfinal loss.
Olympic-bound Vikas and Manish, each bronze-winners from the world championships and the Commonwealth Video games, joined Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) within the last-four stage.Commonwealth Video games bronze-winner Hussamuddin (57kg) defeated Italian Simone Spada 5-0 to make the last-four stage, the place he’ll tackle Panama’s Orlando Martinez.
Manish was up towards two-time Asian silver-medallist Zakir Saifiulin of Kazakhstan and in an intensely fought bout, the Indian prevailed in a cut up resolution.
Vikas additionally staved off a stiff problem from Vicenzo Mangiacapre of Italy earlier than successful in a cut up resolution.
Nevertheless, it was curtains for Panghal, additionally certain for Tokyo. He misplaced in a cut up resolution to European Video games champion Gabriel Escobar.
It was a shocking defeat for Panghal, who had received a gold medal within the Cologne World Cup a few months again. The 23-year-old ended up paying for his somewhat weak defence within the bout towards Escobar.
The Spaniard took him unexpectedly within the opening spherical and although the Indian got here again confidently within the final three minutes, after a fair second spherical, the injury had been finished.
Hussamuddin, alternatively, got here up with a dominating efficiency towards Spada, displaying some nice footwork and mixture punches to outfox his rival.Earlier, Asian champion Pooja Rani (75kg) entered the semifinals to safe a medal however two-time world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) bowed out after a quarterfinal loss.In late evening bouts on Wednesday, Olympic-bound Rani defeated Italian Assunta Canfora to affix the seasoned M C Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and debutant Jasmine (57kg) within the last-four stage. The three had received their quarterfinals earlier within the day.
Rani is a three-time Asian medallist and in addition a 2014 Asian Video games bronze-winner.Nevertheless, Borgohain, who has additionally certified for the Tokyo Video games, misplaced 0-5 to Russia’s Saadat Dalgatova to make a surprisingly early exit from the match.
Asian bronze-winner Manisha Moun (57kg) was one other Indian to be ousted from competition when she was defeated 0-5 by Italian Irma Testa within the quarterfinals.
On Thursday, other than Panghal, seven different Indian male boxers will combat it out to make the medal rounds.
The listing includes the Olympic-bound 5 of Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), and Satish Kumar (+91kg) together with Hussamuddin (57kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Sanjeet (91kg).
Boxers from 17 nations, together with Russia, USA, Italy, Kazakhstan and Spain, are collaborating within the occasion.
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