Deepak Kumar upstages world champion Zoirov to enter finals of Strandja Memorial


Asian silver-winner Deepak Kumar (52kg) on Friday surprised Olympic and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov of Uzbekistan to storm into the finals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Deepak clinched one of essentially the most memorable wins of his profession with a 4-1 win over extra fancied Zoirov, who had claimed the 2019 world championship title beating India’s Amit Panghal.

Zoirov can be a silver-medallist from the Asian Games and the championships.

In the quarterfinals on Thursday, Deepak defeated Bulgaria’s Darislav Vasilev 5-0.

However, former youth world champion Jyoti Gulia (51kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) bowed out of the ladies’s competitors.

With their loss, India’s problem within the girls’s draw has come to an finish with out anybody managing to safe a medal.

Manjeet Singh (+91kg), within the males’s draw, additionally made his exit from the event.

Gulia, who defeated two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay within the quarterfinals, went down 0-5 to Romania’s Lacramioara Perijoc.

Kachari additionally misplaced by the identical margin to American Naomi Graham.

Manjeet was crushed by Armenia’s Gurgen Hovhannisyan.

Earlier within the competitors, Naveen Boora (69kg) made the semifinals by defeating Brazil’s Eravio Edson in his quarterfinal bout.

He shall be up towards Asian Games gold-medallist Bobo-Usmon Baturov in his last-four-stage bout.

India gained three medals on the earlier version of the occasion (one silver and two bronze).


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