Olympic-bound world silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) was assured of at the least a bronze on the Governor’s Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia after he superior to the semifinals however 5 different Indian boxers bowed out following opening spherical losses.
The Haryana-boxer, who can also be the reigning Asian Games champion, prevailed 5-0 towards native favorite Tamir Galanov to make the last-four stage.
However, Sumit Sangwan (81kg), Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg), Naman Tanwar (91kg), the Olympic-bound Ashish Kumar (75kg) and Vinod Tanwar (49kg) made early exits.
While Vinod misplaced to Russia’s Igor Tsaregorodtsev (49kg) 2-3, Sumit went down 0-5 to Uzbekistan’s Dishod Ruzmetov (81kg).
Naman, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, was crushed 0-5 by Kazakhstan’s Aybek Oralbay (91kg).
Ashish, then again, misplaced a detailed one to Russia’s Nikita Kuzmin (75kg), taking place 2-3.
Hussamuddin, nonetheless, misplaced to Uzbekistan’s Miraziz Murzakhalilov (57kg) in a unanimous verdict.