Boxing: Indian Boxers put on dominant performance in Chemistry Cup

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Indian Boxers put on a dominant performance in recently concluded Chemistry Cup in Germany. The Indian contingent picked up two gold, a silver and three bronze medals in all.

Gaurav Solanki and Mohammed Hussamuddin won gold in their respective categories as Indian boxers ended up with a rich haul of medals at the Chemistry Cup in Germany.

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Solanki, gold-medallist at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, pulled off a massive victory by edging past feared Cuban Jorge Alejandro Merencio in a grueling contest.

CWG bronze-winner Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg), meanwhile, defeated former national champion Madan Lal in a rare all-Indian final at an away international tournament. Both Solanki and Husammuddin are employed with the Indian Army.

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The bronze medals were claimed by Commonwealth Games silver-winner Amit Panghal (49kg), another Army man, Dheeraj Rangi (64kg), and Narender (+91kg).

Amit had lost 0-5 to Cuba’s Damian Arce Duarte, while Dheeraj had gone down 2-3 in a high-intensity contest against Jordan’s Obada Alkasbeh.