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Four Indian boxers reach semis at ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing C'ships

Aryan, Yashwardhan, Priyanshu and Sahil confirmed themselves a medal after reaching the semifinals at the prestigious tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Four Indian boxers reach semis at ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Cships

Boxer Yashwardhan Singh with his coaches. (Photo credit: BFI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 1 May 2024 1:03 PM GMT

Indian youth boxers Aryan, Yashwardhan Singh, Priyanshu and Sahil marched into the semifinals with commanding wins at the ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Aryan gave India a perfect start with a unanimous 5-0 decision win against Uzbekistan’s Juraev Shakarboy in the 51kg category.

His win was followed by Yashwardhan (63.5kg), who made a remarkable comeback after going down in the first round to grab a 4-1 victory over Iran’s Mirahmadi Babaheidari.

Priyanshu (71kg) and Sahil (80kg), on the other hand, won their bouts comfortably with the referee stop the contest (RSC) decision against Chinese Taipei’s Wu Yu En and Turkmenistan’s Yklymov Abdyrahma respectively.

Meanwhile, Jatin ended his campaign in the 57kg category as she suffered a 1-4 loss against Uzbekistan’s A Nodirbek.

The semifinals will be played on Friday.

Aryan (92kg), Nisha (52kg), Akansha Phalaswal (70kg) and Rudrika (75kg) will be in action later today in their respective youth quarterfinal bouts.

Late on Tuesday, Jugnoo (86kg), Tammana (50kg) and Preeti (54kg) claimed victories to enter the U-22 semi-finals.

On Thursday, eight U-22 pugilists will take the ring for their quarterfinal bouts, M Jadumani Singh (51kg), Ashish (54kg), Nikhil (57kg), Ajay Kumar (63.5kg), Ankush (71kg) and Dhruv Singh (80kg) in the men’s category while Guddi (48kg) and Poonam (57kg) in the women’s section.

The prestigious tournament has been witnessing high-voltage action with the presence of 390-plus boxers from more than 24 countries, fighting for the 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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