Mohammed Hussamuddin, Madan Lal, and Narender were the three Indian boxers who made it to the semi-finals and have assured themselves a bronze at least in the Chemistry Cup in Halle, Germany. Other Indian boxers, Manoj Kumar and Manish Panwar were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Commonwealth Games bronze-medalist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) was among the three Indian boxers to make a cut for the semi-finals of the Chemistry Cup in Halle, Germany. In the late-night bouts, Hussamuddin, former national champion Madan Lal (56kg) and Narender (+91kg) advanced to the last-four-stage and assured themselves at least a bronze medal each.
Hussamuddin defeated Jordan’s Mohammad Alwadi 5-0 while Lal, on the other hand, got the better of Slovakian Viliam Tanko by a similar margin. Narender breezed past Moldova’s Alexei Zavatin 4-0.
However, two-time CWG medal winner Manoj Kumar (69kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg) bowed out with quarter-final losses. Kumar was beaten by Russia’s Andrei Zamkovoi, while Panwar lost to Slovakia’s Matus Strnisko. Both were defeated by 0-5 margins.
Earlier, Commonwealth Games medallists Amit Panghal (49kg) and Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Dheeraj Rangi had entered the semi-finals. Vikas Krishan’s campaign ended with a loss to Olympic champion Arlen Lopez of Cuba in the middleweight category.
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