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Four pugilists assured of bronze in youth meet

other Updated: Mar 15, 2013 00:01 IST

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Four Indian boxers have made it to the semifinals of the ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championship in Subic bay, Philippines and assured themselves of as many bronze medals.

Narender Berwal (+91kg) and Lalitha Prasad (49kg) were the latest ones to enter the last four with Amritpreet Singh (91kg) and Abhishek Beniwal (81kg) securing a semi-final berth earlier.

Silver medallist at the 2012 Youth World Championships, Berwal made a stunning recovery against Kazakh boxer Dastan Kurmanbetov after being down 1-4 in the opening round.

In the semis on Friday, Berwal will take on Uzbek Ulugbek Mubinov, who won the country’s men’s Elite Boxing Championships in December last year.

The 17-year-old Prasad, who bagged the light fly weight title at the 2012 Tammer International tournament in
Finland, gave a splendid account of his boxing skills against Jun Engkang of Indonesia.

He will lock horns with Japan’s light flyweight boxer, AIBA Youth World Championships quarterfinalist, Kosei Tanaka for a place in final.