Iran Boxing Tournament: Satish Kumar shines, India assures of five medals


Chabahar: Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Satish Kumar blanked Turkmenistan’s Baky Toychyyev and advanced to the semifinals in the Iran Boxing Tournament in Chabahar.

Satish along with four others advanced to the semifinals and assured India of five medals in the ongoing event.

Satish, a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, enter the last-four stage and will square off against Eeman Ramzan.

On the other hand, Manjeet Singh Panghal (75kg), Sanjeet (91kg), Lalit Prasad (52kg) and Deepak (49kg)c also entered the semifinals.

While Manjeet defeated Iraq’s Ameer Mohaisen 5-0 to enter the semifinals, Sanjeet (91kg), kicked Hungary’s Adam Hamori.

Similarly, Lalit Prasad (52kg), the reigning national champion, had no trouble going past Mahdi Habibi 5-0 whereas Deepak beat Beigi Mir.

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