Makran Cup boxing: Manish Kaushik, Satish Kumar and four other Indians enter finals

Manish Kaushik, Satish Kumar, Duryodhan Singh Negi, Lalitha Prasad, Rohit Tokas, Manijeet Singh Panghal, Boxing, Makran Cup, Chabahar, Iran, News Mobile, News Mobile India
Six Indian boxers enter finals of Makran Cup in Iran

Commonwealth Games silver-winning duo of Manish Kaushik (60kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) led the charge as six Indian boxers advanced to the finals of the Makran Cup in Chabahar, Iran.

Army man, Duryodhan Singh Negi continued the winning spree scripting a confident unanimous victory over his rival Moradi Al to guarantee himself a place in the finals of the 54kg category and a shot at winning the gold medal.

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Satish Kumar, who is a former Asian Games bronze medallist, blanked Ramazan Pour 5:0 to enter the finals where he will battle for the coveted gold medal.

Other Indian boxers who entered the finals were Deepak and Lalitha Prasad. Deepak defeated Ammari Malek 5:0 in the (46-49) light-fly category while Lalitha got the better of Marvin Tabamo to book his spot in the finals. Upcoming prospect and India Open gold medallist, Sanjeet also ensured a place in the finals with a decisive win over Amiri Pourya with a margin of 5-0.

Rohit Tokas (64Kg) and Manijeet Singh Panghal (75Kg) settled for a bronze medal after going down in their respective semi-final clash. Tokas started strong but succumbed to an unfortunate 1:4 loss to Bagher Faraji. Manijeet Singh too suffered a similar fate against Safdarian Sina, while he lost the bout 0-5.

(With Agency Inputs)

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