Shiva Thapa assures India’s medal in Asian Championship
Shiva Thapa dominated the entire ODH and hardly gave him a chance to score a point. In the semi-finals, India will get a tough fight when they take on top seed Tajikistan’s Bakhodur Usmov.
There was disappointment for India’s Mohammed Hussamuddin, who went down fighting to reign in the 56kg quarter-finals at Mirazizbek Mirzahalilov, the world champion and top seed from Uzbekistan.
Defending champion Mirzahalilov has started the competition with an aggressive intent and landed some fierce punches. Although Husamuddin tried to hit the box with good defense and counter-attack, the experienced Uzbek did not give the Indian a chance to return before winning 4–1.
In four more quarter-final matches, Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Sakshi (54 kg), Chameli (57 kg) and Sanjeet (91 kg) succumbed late on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, India’s Olympic boxers Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishna and Ashish Kumar faced some big names in the quarter-finals.
World Championship silver medalist and defending champion Panghal will face stiff competition from Mongolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh in the 52 kg category. When the two met in the Asian Olympic qualifier in Amman last year, the Indian had to dig deep into their energy reserves to win the bout.
The 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games champion Krishna will square off against Moslem Malamir of Iran in the 69kg, while Ashish Kumar (75kg), who won the silver in the final edition of the event, and Narender (+91kg) are also powerful opponents from Kazakhstan. Will be against
Ashish will play World Championship and Asian Games silver medalist Abilkhan Amanakul, while Narendra is set to take on two-time World Championship silver medalist Kamashibek Kunkabayev, who is also aiming for his third consecutive medal at the Asian Championship. Is kept.