Asian boxing championship finals: Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa storm into finals of Asian Boxing Championship; Amit Panghal and Shiv Thapa in Asian Boxing Championship finals, medal confirmed

Asian boxing championship finals: Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa storm into finals of Asian Boxing Championship; Amit Panghal and Shiv Thapa in Asian Boxing Championship finals, medal confirmed

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Defending champions Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) advanced to the final of the Asian Boxing Championship after winning their respective semi-final matches. Top seeded Indian boxer Panghal defeated World Championships bronze medalist Sakane Bibosinov of Wijekazakhstan 5–0.

Silver medalist Panghal had defeated him in the semi-finals even then. The world’s number one boxer stunned the opponent with spectacular attacks and counter-attacks. Thapa beat top seed defending champion Bakhdur Usmonov of Tajikistan 4–0.

Varinder Singh (60 kg), who landed in this tournament for the first time, had to be content with the bronze medal. He was defeated by Daniel Shahbakhsh of Iran by 2. Four women boxers from India also reached the finals, including six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51 kg), Lalbuatshai (64 kg) Pooja Rani (75 kg) and Anupama (plus 81 kg).

Pooja got a walkover when her rival withdrew her name. Two-time world youth champion Sakshi Choudhary (54kg) was defeated by Dina Jolaman of Kazakhstan.

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