Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Krrish, Ravi enter finals of Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships

Krrish Pal, Ravi Saini

Indian boxers Krrish Pal (46kg) and Ravi Saini (48kg) progressed to the junior boys’ finals with contrasting victories at the Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Thursday.
While Krrish dominated Thailand’s Kangpi Bokhunthod, winning comfortably by unanimous decision, Saini worked hard for a close 3-2 win over Kazakhstan’s Bexultan Boranbek.
In the finals, Krrish and Ravi will take on Tajikistan’s Anushervon Fazylov and Ilkhomjon Ergashev of Uzbekistan respectively. Later tonight, seven more Indian junior boxers — Jayant Dagar (54kg), Chetan (57kg), Yashwardhan Singh (60kg), Jackson Singh Laishram (70kg), Dev Pratap Singh (75kg), Rishabh Singh Shikharwar (80kg), Gaurav Mhaske (+80kg) — will be in action in the boys semi-finals.
India’s junior boxers have secured 21 medals, 12 in girls and nine in boys categories, at the prestigious continental event. Among girls, 11 have progressed into the final.
Seven women will fight for gold in the youth category. The finals will be played on March 13 and 14.