Indian boxers maintain proper run at Thailand Open
NEW DELHI: Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) confident India of as a minimum a bronze medal at the Thailand International Boxing Tournament by using advancing to the semifinals in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Bhagyabati, who won gold on the India Open in advance this yr, defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong five-0 to make the medal rounds.
In the men’s draw, Ashish Kumar (69kg) entered the quarterfinals after easing beyond Croat Petar Cetinic five-zero in his pre-quarterfinal bout.
In the ultimate Indian bout of the day, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) also superior to the quarterfinals after out-punching Botswana’s George Molwantwa 5-0.
On Monday, Asian Championships silver-medallist Deepak Singh (49kg) and previous junior international champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) had been amongst seven Indian boxers to enter the quarterfinals of the occasion.
Former India Open gold-medallist Manisha Moun (57kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg), Strandja Cup silver-medallist Manju Rani (48kg) and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81kg) were the other five Indian quarterfinalists.
SHANGHAI: Retired celebrity Floyd Mayweather has been named “special consultant” to China’s boxing crew as they look to improve their medal count on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese Boxing Federation stated.
The federation said American legend Mayweather had pledged to “go all-out to use his have an effect on and sources to aid the Chinese boxing undertaking in accomplishing superb results on the Tokyo Olympics.”
It made the announcement in a post-dated Sunday on its social media platform.
Mayweather made no point out of the appointment on his social media accounts, and the Chinese announcement gave no similarly details of his role.
Boxing legend Mayweather had an excellent 50-0 record in the ring with 27 knockouts. He won world titles in 5 different weight divisions and changed into considered the great pound-for-pound boxer in the game.
The sport changed into as soon as banned in China and it took till Athens 2004 for Zou Shiming to win the united states of America’s first Olympic medal, a mild flyweight bronze.
Zou went on to claim gold at the next two video games and there were similarly successes on account that, particularly after the creation of ladies’ boxing at London 2012.
CHANDIGARH: Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49kg) and Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun (57kg) put up wonderful performances on Monday as a total of 7 Indian boxers sailed into the quarterfinals of Thailand Open International Boxing in Bangkok.
Joining Deepak and Manisha have been Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg), Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48kg), and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81kg).
In women’s 75kg, Bhagyabati Kachari has already reached the quarters after receiving a primary-spherical bye in a subject of 10 boxers.
Deepak hardly broke a sweat in opposition to Morrocan Said Mortaji and notched up a commanding five-0 win to e-book his area inside the quarters. In 75kg, Ashish Kumar turned into made to work tougher via nearby desire Aphisit Khankhokkruea as he turned into declared the winner via a cut up the verdict of four-1.