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Vishwanath, Raman storm into semis at Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships

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Indian boxers Vishwanath Suresh and Raman dished out beautiful performances to enter the youth males’s semifinals on the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Monday.

Vishwanath obtained the higher of Tajikistan’s Meroj Zoidov by a break up 4-1 choice within the 48kg quarterfinals to safe his second successive medal on the prestigious continental championships. Alternatively, Raman (51kg) additionally confirmed his medal by outperforming Jordan’s Yazan Albitar in a formidable 5-0 win.

The final version’s silver medallist Vishwanath, who obtained a bye within the opening spherical, exhibited a terrific tactical brilliance in opposition to the aggressive opponent from Tajikistan. In an intense battle, the Indian, together with his fantastic defensive abilities and counter attacking show, nevertheless, managed to maintain himself forward in every of the three rounds.

In the meantime, Raman had a relatively simple process in opposition to the native favorite. Regardless of some stiff problem from the opponent, he saved issues in management earlier than profitable the match convincingly.   

Vishwanath and Raman will now tackle Uzbek boxers Miralijon Mavlonov and Khujanazar Nortojiev respectively within the semifinals on Friday.

Later tonight, 5 extra youth boxers—Anand Yadav (54kg), Ayush (57kg), Rudra Pratap Singh (60kg), Vanshaj (63.5kg) and Anjani Kumar Mummana (67kg)—will combat it out within the quarter-finals within the match, the place each the age teams of women and men—youth and junior—are being performed collectively.

Within the junior boys’ part, three Indian boxers, Jayant Dagar (54kg), Chetan (57kg) and Yashwardhan Singh (60kg), made their means into the Final-4 stage whereas Lovepreet Singh (50kg) exited after enduring a loss in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Bek Zholdasbek by RSC verdict.

Whereas Chetan outclassed Iraq’s Murtadha Hamad by unanimous margin, Jayant needed to work onerous throughout his shut 3-2 win over Pansher Aliakhmed of Kyrgyzstan. Yashwardhan was given a walkover in opposition to Kuwait’s Mohammad Alenzi.

The distinguished continental match has been witnessing a robust competitors in presence of 352 boxers from 21 nations together with India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The finals will likely be performed on March 13 and 14.

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