World Youth medallist Bishwamitra Chongtham sails into semis at ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships

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Bishwamitra,
the
diminutive
boxer
from
Manipur,
was
too
strong
for
Kenzhe
Muratul
of
Kazakhstan.
He
showed
swift
movement
and
technical
prowess
throughout
the
bout
before
securing
an
easy
5-0
win
and
confirming
himself
atleast
a
bronze
with
a
place
in
the
semis.

In
the
middleweight
quarter-final,
Deepak
(75kg),
up
against
Iraq’s
Dhurgham
Karim,
dominated
the
proceedings
from
the
word
go.
He
landed
a
flurry
of
punches
on
his
opponent
in
the
third
round
and
as
a
result,
the
referee
had
to
stop
the
contest.

National
champion
Abhimanyu
Loura
(92kg)
from
Haryana
also
moved
into
the
semi-finals
after
defeating
Kyrgyzstan’s
Tenibekov
Sanjar
in
a
one-sided
affair.
The
lanky
and
strong
Indian
was
declared
as
the
winner
with
Referee
Stopping
the
Contest
(RSC)
in
the
second
round
of
the
bout.

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In
the
women’s
section,
Preeti
(57kg)
won
her
bout
and
advanced
into
the
semi-finals.
She
outperformed
Mongolia’s
Tugsjargal
Nomin,
claiming
victory
by
RSC
verdict
in
the
second
round
of
the
match.

On
the
other
hand,
Aditya
Janghu
(86kg)
was
the
lone
Indian
to
suffer
defeat
on
the
second
day
as
he
lost
to
Kazakhstan’s
Temrlan
Mukatayev
in
the
quarter
final
bout.

On
the
third
day
of
the
tournament,
six
Indian
Junior
boxers
will
be
seen
in
action.
Krish
Pal
(46kg),
Ashish
(54kg),
Anshul
(57kg),
Preet
Malik
(63kg),
Bharat
Joon
(81+kg)
will
play
their
respective
quarter-finals
while
Gaurav
Saini
(70kg)
will
fight
in
the
semi
finals.

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The
on-going
Asian
Championships
will
provide
the
much-needed
competitive
tournament
to
the
promising
young
talents
at
the
Asian
level
after
a
gap
of
almost
two
years
lost
due
to
pandemic.
The
event
has
been
witnessing
a
thrilling
action
in
the
presence
of
pugilists
from
strong
boxing
nations
like
Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan
and
Kyrgyzstan
to
name
a
few.

The
gold
medalists
in
the
youth
age
group
will
receive
prize
money
of
USD
6,000
while
silver
and
bronze
medalists
will
claim
USD
3,000
and
USD
1,500
respectively.
However,
the
junior
champions
will
be
awarded
with
USD
4,000
and,
USD
2,000
and
1,000
for
silver
and
bronze
medalists
respectively.

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