Indian Boxers Secure Bronze Medal and Eye Quarterfinal Victories at Elorda Cup

June 29, 2023 11:17 am

Indian boxers put on an impressive display at the Elorda Cup, with Sumit guaranteeing a bronze medal for the country after a resounding victory over Kazakhstan’s Bekzat Tangatar in the 86kg category quarterfinal. Sumit showcased his power and precision, securing a dominant 5-0 win.

Meanwhile, Zoram Muana exhibited superior technique in the 51kg category pre-quarterfinal, defeating Kazakhstan’s Daryan Kulzhabayev by a split 4-1 decision. Muana’s exceptional performance sets up an exciting quarterfinal clash against Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

In other quarterfinal bouts, Shivender Kaur (50kg) faced Gulnar Tarapbay of Kazakhstan, ultimately losing 1-4. Sonia Lather (57kg) went up against home team boxer Grafeyeva Viktoriya, but was unable to secure victory, losing by a unanimous 0-5 decision. Poonam (60kg) fought valiantly but fell short, losing a closely contested match with a narrow 2-3 margin against Kazakhstan’s Issayeva Shakhnaz.

Sanjay (80kg) faced a formidable opponent in Uzbekistan’s Khabibullaev Turabek. Despite putting up a strong fight, Sanjay was unable to emerge victorious, losing his quarterfinal bout 0-5.

Looking ahead, four Indian boxers are set to compete in their respective quarterfinal bouts on Thursday. Pukharam Kishan Singh (54kg) will square off against Daulet Moldashev of Kazakhstan, while Ashish Kumar (57kg) will take on Sukthet Sarawut of Thailand. Hemant Yadav (71kg) will face a tough challenge against Kazakhstan’s Talgat Shaikenov.

In the women’s category, Shiksha (54kg) will enter the ring against Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan in her quarterfinal bout.

The Indian contingent has demonstrated skill, determination, and resilience throughout the Elorda Cup, with hopes of securing more victories and potentially adding to the medal tally. As the competition progresses, all eyes will be on these talented Indian boxers as they continue to showcase their prowess in the ring. Get the latest updates from the world of sports only on Nextbet Sports.