Young boxers enter quarterfinals of Youth Nationals




New Delhi, Jan 17: Young Indian pugilists continued their good run of form and reached the quarterfinals of the Youth National Boxing Championship, which for the first time, is being conducted simultaneously for both men and women here.
Women Boxers in action at Youth National Boxing Championship

Women Boxers in action at Youth National Boxing Championship

The light fly weight (46-49kg) division showcased some lop-sided contests as West Bengal’s Md Ikramul Mansuri, Sahil Shah of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh’s Ansul Punia, Chattisgarh’s Pankaj Kumar, Jharkhand’s Suraj Soy, Punjab’s Shubham and Uttarakhand’s Suraj Singh Mazila blanked their opponents 5-0 to reach the last eight.

In fly weight (52kg), Rajasthan’s Shiv Dayal and SSCB’ Ch Wilson Singh brushed aside Telangana’s B Rahul and AP’s K Govind 5-0 respectively in one-sided contests to enter the quarters.
There were also some thrilling contests on display in the 52kg category as UP’s Sudeep K Yadav, Punjab’s Gurpreet Singh and HP’s Ashish Kumar eked out 3-2 win over Maharashtra’s Kuldeep S Kushwah, Arunachal’s Kogam Potom and Uttarakhand’s Pawan Kumar respectively.
Ankit Ranjan and Manipur’s Moirangthem R Singh also reached the next round after their respective bouts had to be stopped by the referre.
In welter weight (69kg), Delhi’s Abhilash spanked UP’s Dinesh Yadav 5-0, while J&K’s Vishal Singh and Punjab’s Arshdeep Singh got walkovers to enter the quarters. Rajasthan’s Vijender Singh, SSCB’s Parveen Kumar and Maharashtra’s Rahil Siddique also reached the third round. Haryana’s Naveena Boora and Chandigarh’s Ashish also emerged victories after their respective bouts against Telangana’s V Akhil Kumar and Nagaland’s Vizosalie Yore respectively had to be stopped by the referre.
In middle weight (75kg), TN’s P Kandhaprakash, Rajasthan’s Adiya Lambh, Maharashtra’s Rupin, SSCB’s Sachin, Chandigarh’s Vishal, Delhi’s Gaurav Dabas also advanced to the final eight.

In women’s light fly weight (45-48kg), Anjali Sharma of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi’s Tanvi Kaushal and Mizoram’s Zothanpuli reached the quarters after blanking their respective opponents 5-0.

While Anjali thrashed Assam’s Manju Munda, Tanvi trounced Bihar’s Lakshmi Kumari and Zothanpuli spanked Goa’s Rinky D in lop-sided contests.

Andhra Pradesh’s G Joythi also dished out a 4-1 win over S Kalaivani of Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh’s Muni Leya beat Rajasthan’s Pooja C 3-2, while Manipur’s H Monika Devi and Maharashtra’s Tanushree S Bengle also reached the quarterfinals after their opponents gave walk overs. Jyothi of Haryana also emerged victories against Soniya of Jammu and Kashmir after referre had to stop the contest.

In women’s fly weight (48-51kg), Assam’s Joy Kumari Lama and Telengana’s P Provalika mauled Delhi’s Aditi Vasisth and Nagaland’s Niamkoi 5-0 respectively. Uttarakhand’s Amita Soliyal also thrashed Lhamo Tamang of Sikkim 5-0, while Kerela’s Ananya S Das defeated Jharkhand’s Suman Kumari 4-1 and Haryana’s Akta edged out Manipur’s H Jamuna Chanu 3-2. Kashmira Katun and AP’s G Ramya also last eight.

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