Sumit, Govind end campaign with bronze medals at Asian Elite Boxing Championships | Boxing News



NEW DELHI: Thailand Open Champion duo of Sumit and Govind Kumar Sahani suffered defeats in their semi-final bouts to settle for bronze medals at the Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Thursday.
Govind (48kg) was up against Sanzhar Tashkenbay of Kazakhstan and started off his bout trying to block his opponent’s punches and attack with counterpunches but he could not sustain that strategy for long.
His Kazakh opponent, who is the 2021 Youth World Championship gold medallist, dominated the next two rounds and inflicted a 0:4 defeat on the boxer from Gorakhpur.
Sumit (75kg) was involved in a tough matchup against the reigning Asian champion Jafarov Saidjamshid of Uzbekistan and in spite of his best efforts, failed to take control of the bout and suffered a 0:5 defeat by unanimous decision.
Five Indian women pugilists, including 2020 Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) and 2022 World Championships bronze medallist Parveen (63kg), will be fighting for gold in the final of the tournament on Friday.
The other women boxers competing in the final will be Alfiya Pathan (81+kg), Saweety (81kg), and Minakshi (52kg)
Saweety, who punched her way into the final after defeating the native Lina Jaber by RSC in the second round late on Wednesday night, will face Gulsaya Yerzhan of Kazakhstan in the final.
After the conclusion of the women’s finals on Friday, the finals of the men’s category will be conducted on Saturday.


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