Thailand Open: Sumit storms into semifinals

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Indian boxer Sumit (75kg) entered the semifinals of the Thailand Open with a cushty win over Timur Nurseitov in Phuket, Thailand on Tuesday.

Sumit, who obtained bye within the opening spherical, appeared in good contact all through the bout. He notched a 5-0 win towards Kazakhstan’s Nurseitov within the quarterfinal conflict.

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Sumit turned the fourth Indian to enter the final 4 stage. Monika (48kg), Ashish Kumar (81kg) and Manisha (57kg) are already via to the semifinals.

Nonetheless, it was curtains for Gaurav Chauhan (91kg), who went down 1-4 to 2018 Youth Olympics champion Aibek Oralbay of Kazakhstan within the quarterfinals.

Six Indian pugilists will probably be seen in motion on Wednesday.

Whereas Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg), Amit Panghal (52kg) and Rohit Mor (57kg) will function in quarterfinal bouts, Govind Sahani (48), Varinder Singh (60kg) and Ashish Kumar (81kg) will battle for a spot within the finals.

The match options 130 boxers together with 74 male and 56 females from Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa.

Gold medal winners will earn USD 2000, whereas silver and bronze winners will pocket USD 1000 and USD 500 respectively.

The Indian contingent had gained eight medals, together with one gold, 4 silver and three bronze, within the final version of the match, held in 2019.

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