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Indian pugilists assured of six bronze in cuba

Six Indian boxers have made it to the semifinals of the Giraldo Córdova Cardin Memorial Boxing Tournament in Havana and assured themselves of as many bronze medals.

other Updated: Jun 06, 2011 00:55 IST
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Six Indian boxers have made it to the semifinals of the Giraldo Córdova Cardin Memorial Boxing Tournament in Havana and assured themselves of as many bronze medals.

Nanao Singh (49kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Santosh Harijan (52kg) were the latest to enter the last four with Kuldeep Singh (75kg), Manpreet Singh (91kg) and Paramjeet Samota (91kg) securing a semifinal berth earlier.

Nanao, in his second international tournament of the year, ousted Elsi of Peru 32:9 in a clinical performance. The Asian silver medallist, competing in the light flyweight category, dominated his opponent from the word go. He will now meet Muzaparov of Kazakhstan in the semi-finals.

Suranjoy showed glimpses of his speed and punching abilities as he trounced Venezuelan opponent Jesus 27:9. He will next face on J Neto of Brazil.

First Published: Jun 06, 2011 00:52 IST

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