India assured of five medals at Iran boxing tournament

Published on Feb 24, 2019 11:25 AM IST

Satish Kumar, who is also a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, blanked Turkmenistan’s Baky Toychyyev 5-0 to enter the last-four stage, where he will square off against Eeman Ramzan.

File image of Satish Kumar.(Twitter)
File image of Satish Kumar.(Twitter)
New Delhi | ByPTI

India were assured of five medals in the Makran Cup Boxing Tournament in Chabahar, Iran after Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg) and four others advanced to the semifinals of the event.

Satish, who is also a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, blanked Turkmenistan’s Baky Toychyyev 5-0 to enter the last-four stage, where he will square off against Eeman Ramzan.

Others who entered the semifinals were Manjeet Singh Panghal (75kg), Sanjeet (91kg), Lalit Prasad (52kg) and Deepak (49kg).

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Manjeet defeated Iraq’s Ameer Mohaisen 5-0 to enter the semifinals, while Sanjeet (91kg), the gold-medallist from last year’s India Open, got the better of Hungary’s Adam Hamori.

Lalit Prasad (52kg), the reigning national champion, had no trouble going past Mahdi Habibi 5-0. Deepak, on the other hand, beat Beigi Mir.

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