Four Indian boxers have entered the semi-finals of the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Dubai after a day of mixed results for the country. The continental centerpiece is conducted simultaneously for young and junior boxers (men and women) for the first time.
Seven Indians entered the ring in the quarterfinals on Monday night and four of them emerged victorious.
Jaydeep Rawat (71kg) defeated Mohammed Eissa of the United Arab Emirates in the most dominant spectacle of an Indian, outscoring his rival in the second round. Vanshaj (63.5 kg) won 5-0 against Tajik Makhkamov Dovud, while Daksh Singh (67 kg) defeated Kyrgyzstan Eldar Turdubaev 4-1. Suresh Vishvanath (48kg) faced Kyrgyzstan Amantur Zholbborosv and won 5-0.
However, Victor Saikhom Singh (54kg) lost to Kyrgyzstan Derbek Tilvaldiev 2-3, while Vijay Singh (57kg) was beaten 0-3 by Tajik Morodov Abubakr.
Rabindra Singh lost 2-3 to Tajik Yoqubov Abdurrahim.
India’s insured medal count stood at more than 20 on the day of the draw, as many countries jumped or fielded smaller teams due to travel restrictions linked to COVID-19. Gold medalists in the youth category will receive a cash prize of $ 6,000 while silver and bronze medalists will receive $ 3,000 and $ 1,500 respectively.
Junior champions will receive respectively $ 4000 for gold and $ 2000 and $ 1000 for silver and bronze medalists.