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Four pugilists assured of bronze in youth meet

other Updated: Mar 15, 2013 00:01 IST

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.