Sachin settles for silver at Asian youth boxing

Siwach was up against Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov and lost the bout in a unanimous verdict of 5-0.

India finished the tournament with a silver and five bronze medal, gold eluding the country for a second successive edition. (Representative Image)   -  AP

World youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) had to be content with a silver medal after going down in the final of the Asian Youth Boxing Championship here today.

India thus finished the tournament with a silver and five bronze medal, gold eluding the country for a second successive edition.

Sachin was up against Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov and lost the bout in a unanimous verdict of 5-0.

Earlier, Ankit Kumar (60kg), Naveen Boora (69kg), Harshpreet Sahrawat (+91kg), Mohammed Etash Khan (56kg) and Sachin (75kg) had lost in the semifinals to settle for bronze medals.

The 17-year-old Sachin had the height advantage against Kholmurodov but was taken aback by the lightening pace at which his rival came at him.

Sachin did stage a recovery in the third round, connecting his jabs better but that could not tilt the overall verdict in his favour.

The tournament featured 120 boxers from 23 countries.