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Amit, Shiva storm into finals; Vikas ends with bronze at Asian Boxing Championship | Boxing News – Times of India


Dubai: Defending Champion Amit Panghal (52 kg) and Shiva Thapa (64 kg) entered Asian Boxing Championship Injured Vikas Krishna (69 kg) made it to the ultimate with a convincing win with a bronze medal on Friday.
Olympic-going Panghal dodges acquainted enemy Sakane Bibosinov 5–0 of Kazakhstan.
Thapa, the primary Indian male boxer to win 5 medals within the historical past of the match, defeated high seed defending champion Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan to advance to the finals with a 4–0 choice.
Nevertheless, Vikas, who can also be sure for the Tokyo Video games, suffered a break up choice defeat from high seed and defending champions Baturov Bobo-Usmon of Uzbekistan.
The match lasted lower than a spherical as Vikas’s eye damage sustained the earlier bout, forcing the referee to cease the competition.
Event debutant and nationwide champion Varinder Singh (60 kg) additionally completed with bronze after a high-intensity conflict in opposition to Daniyal Shahabakhsh of Iran. After shedding coronary heart, the Indian misplaced 2-3.
Panghal was in high type as he took management along with his sharp counter-attacks in opposition to the defensively weak Bibosinov. Kazakh is a World Championship bronze medalist and likewise misplaced to the silver winner Panghal within the semi-finals of that occasion.
The Indian performed the ready recreation to perfection because the third-seeded Bibosinov’s plan to dazzle him with early aggression failed because the bout progressed.
The world primary participant from Haryana turned aggressive within the ultimate spherical as Bibosinov succumbed.
Panghal will meet present Olympic and world champion Shakhobidin Zirov of Uzbekistan within the ultimate on Monday. Will probably be a repeat of the 2019 World Championship ultimate by which the Indian misplaced the silver medal.
It was a gradual domination for Thapa, who took an excellent measure of his opponent early within the opening earlier than eradicating some power-packed left hooks.
The Indian dominance reached its peak within the third spherical when Usmonov confronted a depend of eight and Thapa taunted him with some well-timed physique blows.
The 27-year-old Thapa’s first medal on this occasion was gold in 2013, bronze in 2015, silver in 2017 and bronze in 2019.
Thapa will face Batsukh Chinjorig of Mongolia within the ultimate. Chinjorig is the silver medalist of the Asian Video games.
4 Indian girls boxers reached the ultimate on Thursday night time.
Six time world champion Mc mary com (51 kg), Lalbutasai (64 kg), Pooja Rani (75 kg) and Anupama (+81 kg) gained their respective matches to advance to the finals.
Out of this, Pooja acquired a walkover after her rival was out.
It was heartbreaking for the two-time World Youth Champion Sakshi Chaudhary (58kg) efficiently defeated a slender victory within the final-four stage after shedding their final place to their rival, high seed Kazakh Dinah Zholaman.
Sakshi gained 3–2 within the regulation bout however the choice was challenged by the Kazakh workforce and in the end overturned.

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