Asian Junior C'ships: Five Indians assured of medals

Bhavesh Kattimani (52kg), Aman Sherawat (70kg), Vinit Dahiya (75kg), Akshay Siwach (60kg) and Siddharth Malik (48kg) won their respective bouts to enter the medal rounds.

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Five Indian boxers advanced to the semifinals and assured themselves of medals at the Asian Junior Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

Bhavesh Kattimani (52kg), Aman Sherawat (70kg), Vinit Dahiya (75kg), Akshay Siwach (60kg) and Siddharth Malik (48kg) won their respective bouts to enter the medal rounds.

Aman opened the proceedings for India by defeating Kyrgyzstan’s Baibek Anarbek in a unanimous verdict.

Vinit defeated Jordan’s Rashed Swaisut, while Akshay got the better of Thailand’s Sumatas Ontong.

Siddharth had no trouble going past Korea’s Seo Donggeun and Bhavesh defeated Mongolia’s Enkhtur Tegshjargal.

However, Vijaydeep (63kg) lost 1-4 to Uzbekistan’s Nurislom Ismoilov to exit from the quarterfinal stage.