Three Indians boxers have reached the finals of the Asian Junior Championship

Three Indians have progressed towards the final stages of the Asian Junior Boxing Championship comfortably.

Three Indians have progressed towards the final stages of the Asian Junior Boxing Championship comfortably. Among the boys, Bharat Joon (81+kg) and Rohit Chamoli (48kg) made the junior finals while from the girls, Muskan (46kg) entered the final round on Tuesday night.

Joon beat Kyrgyzstan boxer Emir-Khan Razhapov comfortably with a 5-0 score. Robot Chamomile beat Kazakh representative Aidar Kadyrkhan with a similar score to reach the finals of the tournament. Muskan also coasted past Kazakhstan’s Yelyanur Turganova with the Indian boxer pulling off a unanimous victory.

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There were significant losses for India too. Supriya Rawat (66kg) lost her match against Sanowar Bozorboeva 1-4. Aarzoo (54kg) also lost her bout against Uzbeki boxer Guldana Tileuergen. It was a close bout between the two, as the Indian lost 2-3 to her opponent. Devika Ghorpade (50kg) lost her bout against Uzbekistan’s Shaina Nematovain in the semi-finals pretty comfortably with the final score being 0-5.

Among the boys who competed, Ankush (66kg) was dominated 0-5 by Uzbekistan’s boxer Fazliddin Erkinboev in his last four stage bout. All of the losers from the Indian contingent will get bronze medals.

India will get at least 20 medals this time around, in the Asian Junior and Youth Boxing Championships as many countries have decided not to participate or send small squads due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money for winning the gold medal in the Youth Championships would be 6,000 USD, while the prize money for winning the gold in the Junior Championship will be 4,000 USD. The silver and bronze medal winners in the Youth section will get USD 3,000 and USD 1,500 respectively. In the Junior category, silver and bronze medal winners will get USD 2,000 and USD 1,000 respectively.