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Six Indian boxers enter men’s semi-finals at Boxam International

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Castellon (Spain), March 6 : Vikas Krishan Yadav outpunched 2012 London Olympic Games bronze medallist Vicenzo Mangiacapre to progress to the men’s 69kg semi-finals on the third day at the Boxam International Tournament here.
Commonwealth Games champion Vikas, who has already secured a berth for his third Olympics in Tokyo, got rid of Italian Mangiacapre in a 3-2 split decision.
Apart from Vikas, five more Indian men boxers registered victories in their respective quarter-final bouts to assure India six medals in men’s category at the 35th edition of the tournament.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammed Husamuddin notched up a 5-0 win against Italy’s Simone Spada in the 57kg while, World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik, who’s making return in the ring after a year, managed 4-1 win against Safiullin Zakir of Kazakhstan.
Ashish Kumar (75kg), the 2019 Asian Championship silver medallist, and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) also made it to the semi-finals with 4-1 wins in their respective matches. While Kumar beat Italy’s Remo Salvatti, Sangwan won against Belgium’s Ziad El Mohor.
Satish Kumar, the first Indian boxer to qualify in +91kg at Olympics, is the other Indian to advance into the semi-finals. He outclassed Denmark’s Morten Givskov Nielson 5-0.


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