Indian youngsters shine on the opening day of ASBC Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships


Six Indians were able to secure victory on opening day at the ASBC Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships.

Rohit Chamoli, Ankush and Gaurav Saini were among the six Indian boxers who tasted victory on the opening day of the ASBC Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai.

Our boys who provided an ideal momentum at the event were, Rohit (48kg category), Ankush (66kg category) and Gaurav (70kg category) who claimed confident victories against their respective opponents and confirmed themselves and country medals, securing places in the semi-finals. 

Chandigarh’s Rohit outclassed Alhassan Qadous Sriya 5-0 while Ankush also blanked Bader Shehab from Kuwait 5-0. Haryana’s Gaurav was also able set up a dominating show against another Kuwaiti boxer Yaqoub Saadallah before he was declared as the winner with Referee Stopping the Contest (RSC) in the second round of the bout.

Ashish (54kg category), Anshul (57kg category) and Preet malik (63kg category) were the other three junior pugilists to secure wins in their respective opening round matches.

Unfortunately on the other hand, Yashwrdhan Singh (60kg category), Usman Mohd Sultan (50kg category), Naksh Beniwal (75kg category) and Rishabh Singh (81kg category) suffered defeats in their respective preliminary bouts.

The 2021 World Youth Championships bronze medallist Bishwamitra Chongtham will begin his campaign in the prestigious continental event as six youth Indian boxers will be seen in action on second day. Apart from Bishwamitra, Daksh Singh (67kg category), Deepak (75kg category), Aditya Janghu (86kg category) and Abhimanyu Loura (92kg category) will play their opening round matches while among women’s Preeti (57kg) will kick off her challenge.

The on-going Asian Championships will provide the much-needed competitive tournament to the promising young talents at the Asian level after a gap of almost two years lost due to pandemic. The event has been witnessing a thrilling action in the presence of pugilists from strong boxing nations like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to name a few among others.

As far as the prizes are concerned, the gold medalist in the youth age group will receive prize money of USD 6,000 while silver and bronze medalists will claim USD 3,000 and USD 1,500 respectively. However, the junior champions will be awarded with USD 4,000 while USD 2,000 and 1,000 will be awarded to the silver and bronze medalists respectively.

Dipro Mukherjee
18. Calcutta. Sagittarius. Sports Columnist.


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