Four Indian Boxers Reach Semifinals at ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships


Indian boxers Aryan, Yashwardhan Singh, Priyanshu, and Sahil have made their mark at the ASBC Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan. They confidently won their matches, securing their places in the semifinals.

Indians roar at Youth Boxing Championships

Aryan gave India a perfect start with a 5-0 unanimous decision win against Uzbekistan’s Juraev Shakarboy in the 51kg category. His victory set the tone for the rest of the Indian contingent.

Following Aryan’s lead, Yashwardhan Singh (63.5kg) made a remarkable comeback after going down in the first round to grab a 4-1 victory over Iran’s Mirahmadi Babaheidari. His resilience and determination were evident in his performance.

Priyanshu (71kg) and Sahil (80kg) didn’t break a sweat as they wrapped up their bouts with referee stop-the-contest (RSC) decisions against Chinese Taipei’s Wu Yu En and Turkmenistan’s Yklymov Abdyrahma, respectively. Their dominant performances showcased their skill and potential.

Unfortunately, Jatin ended his campaign in the 57kg category with a 1-4 loss against Uzbekistan’s A Nodirbek. Despite this setback, the overall performance of the Indian contingent has been commendable.

The youth semi-finals will be played on Friday. Aryan (92kg), Nisha (52kg), Akansha Phalaswal (70kg), and Rudrika (75kg) will be in action later in their respective youth quarter-final bouts. On Thursday, eight U-22 pugilists will take the ring for their quarter-final bouts.

The tournament has seen participation from over 390 boxers from more than 24 countries, fighting for medals across 25 weight categories. The finals for the youth and U-22 categories will be played on May 6 and 7, respectively.

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