Nikhat Zareen, Gaurav Solanki settle for bronze at Bosphorus boxing tournament


India boxers Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Gaurav Solanki (57kg) settled for Bronze medals after taking place in semi-final at the Bosphorus Boxing Tournament in Turkey on Friday.

Asian Championship Bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen, who defeated World Champion Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia in pre-quarterfinals and two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan in quarterfinals in her final two bouts was up towards 2019 World Championship silver medallist Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey within the semi-final.

The opening spherical had each the boxers enjoying the ready sport however the subsequent rounds noticed each the boxers assault loads in an intense bout however the house favorite landed extra punches and secured a unanimous 5-0 win.

Meanwhile, CWG gold medallist Gaurav Solanki, who notched up spectacular wins within the earlier rounds, was going through Argentina’s Nirco Cuello. Gaurav fought exhausting and displayed his attacking prowess from the beginning however conceded clear punches within the dying minutes to lose 5-0 and bow out of the tournament.

India ended their marketing campaign with two bronze medals.


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