Strandja Memorial Boxing: Amit Panghal enters semifinal


Bulgaria: Indian boxer Amit Panghal with a win over Ukraine’s Nazar Kurotchyn in the 49kg category entered the semifinal of 70th Strandja Memorial Boxing in Bulgaria on Sunday.

With this, Indian boxers assured themselves of five medals in the event.

Similarly, the Indian women boxers too guaranteed four medals at the end of the third day at the tournament.

Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), who won the bronze at the 2018 AIBA World Women Boxing Championships, defeated Brazil’s Soarez Beatriz in a unanimous 5-0 victory and assured the first medal for the women boxers.

Young boxer, Manju Rani in 48 kg category thrashed Bonati Roberta with 5-0 scoreline.

In the day’s last bout for the women boxers, Neeraj defeated Amelia Moore of USA with a similar result to confirm the fifth medal and berth in the semi-final.

On the other hand, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and bronze winner Naman Tanwar (91kg) both advanced to the quarter-finals.

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