Big win for Vikas Singh in World Youth Boxing Championship

Vikas Singh upset two-time European youth champion and a main gold medal contender Yasen Radev of Bulgaria 5-0 in a men's 52kg bout of the World Youth Boxing Championships in Kielce.

Vikas Singh pulled off a stunning upset win against the reigning European Youth Champion Yasen Radev.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Vikas Singh upset two-time European youth champion and a main gold medal contender Yasen Radev of Bulgaria 5-0 in a men's 52kg bout of the World Youth Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland.

Vikas, who had competed only in one international event prior to this and participated in a few regional and national events between 2015 and 2019, tamed the Bulgarian 5-0 with his superior performance and reached the second round.

Asian youth silver medallist Ankit Narwal (64kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) also made impressive starts to their campaign by recording identical 5-0 victories against Slovakia’s Miroslav Herceg and Georgi Stoev of Bulgaria respectively.

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Asian youth champion Vinka (60kg) and Poonam (57kg) continued their winning run by defeating Tara Bohatjuk of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary’s Beata Varga respectively in pre-quarterfinal bouts. Referee stopped the contest in both fights.

The results: Men (first round): 52kg: Vikas Singh bt Yasen Radev (Bul) 5-0; 64kg: Ankit Narwal bt Miroslav Herceg (Svk) 5-0; 91kg: Vishal Gupta bt Geoargi Stoev (Bul) 5-0.

Women (pre-quarterfinals): 57kg: Poonam bt Beata Varga (Hun) RSC; 60kg: Vinka bt Tara Bohatjuk (Bih) RSC.