Krrish, Ravi march into semifinals of ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships

Later tonight, four more Junior Indian men boxers - Lovepreet Singh (50kg), Jayant Dagar (54kg), Chetan (57kg) and Yashwardhan Singh (60kg), will play in the quarterfinals.

Ravi Saini (Red) celebrates after winning his bout in the 48kg junior boys section at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth Junior Boxing Championship in Amman.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Indian Junior boxers Krrish Pal (46kg) and Ravi Saini (48kg) marched into the semifinals with contrasting victories at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Sunday.

Krrish, who hails from Chandigarh, was up against Philippines’s Robert Jamero in the quarterfinal bout. The Indian boxer found the going tough in the first round and took some time to gauge his opponent. In the last two rounds, he completely dominated the bout with his relentless and precise punches and won the bout 4-1.

Ravi Saini displayed brilliant courage and tactical prowess against Aphichit Chaemdi of Thailand in a bout that was very rough and aggressive from the beginning. Both the boxers exchanged punches throughout and refused to back down but the Indian boxer landed more punches to secure the favour of the judges and win the bout 3-2.

Later tonight, four more Junior Indian men boxers - Lovepreet Singh (50kg), Jayant Dagar (54kg), Chetan (57kg) and Yashwardhan Singh (60kg), will play in the quarterfinals.

Earlier on Saturday night, Renu (52kg), Prachi (57kg) and Ravina (63kg) progressed into the youth women semifinals following comfortable wins in their respective last-8 matches.

Renu and Prachi outclassed Jordan’s Abla Alsharairh and Iraq’s Minahemn Mohammed respectively as the referee stopped the contest in both the bouts. Meanwhile, Ravina defeated Aidazholdassova of Kazakhstan in a split verdict.

In the youth men category, Deepak (75kg) moved into the semifinals after an easy 5-0 win over Khaled Alkurdy of UAE in the quarterfinal.

However, Ashish Hooda (71kg), Rockey Chaudhary (80kg) and Jaskaran Singh (92kg) ended their campaign after respective defeats in the last 8 matches.

The prestigious continental tournament has been witnessing a strong competition in presence of 352 boxers from 21 countries including India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The finals will be played on March 13 and 14.

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