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ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships 2024: Four Indian boxers march to semi-finals

Astana (Kazakhstan), May 1: Indian youth boxers Aryan, Yashwardhan Singh, Priyanshu and Sahil marched to the semi-finals with confident victories at the 2024 ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Aryan got India off to a perfect start with a 5-0 unanimous decision against Uzbekistan’s Juraev Shakarboy in the 51kg category. His victory was followed by Yashwardhan (63.5kg), who made a remarkable comeback after securing a 4-1 victory over Iran’s Mirahmadi Babaheidari in the first round.

Priyanshu (71kg) and Sahil (80kg), on the other hand, did not break a sweat as they wrapped up the fight with the referee stopping match decision (RSC) against Chinese Taipei’s Wu Yu En and Turkmenistan’s Yklymov Abdyrahma respectively.

Meanwhile, Jatin ended his campaign in the 57kg category with a 1-4 defeat to A Nodirbek of Uzbekistan.

The semi-finals for youth will be played on Friday.

Aryan (92kg), Nisha (52kg), Akansha Phalaswal (70kg) and Rudrika (75kg) will be in action in their respective youth quarter-finals later today.

Late on Tuesday, Jugnoo (86kg), Tammana (50kg) and Preeti (54kg) secured victories to enter the U-22 semi-finals.

On Thursday, eight U-22 boxers will enter the ring for their quarter-finals: M Jadumani Singh (51kg), Ashish (54kg), Nikhil (57kg), Ajay Kumar (63.5kg), Ankush (71kg) and Dhruv Singh. (80kg) in the men’s category, while Guddi (48kg) and Poonam (57kg) were in the women’s category.

The prestigious tournament witnessed high-level action with the presence of over 390 boxers from over 24 countries, competing for medals in 25 weight categories.

The finals for the youth and U-22 categories will be played on May 6 and 7 respectively.

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