Asian Boxing Championships: Vikas Krishan storms into finals, 3 others settle for bronze

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Former World Championships bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) was a sole Indian to make a final while 3 others staid for bronze medals after losing hard-fought semifinal contests in a Asian Boxing Championships on Friday.

Vikas degraded Iraq’s Waheed Abdulridha 3-0 to set adult a strife with Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev in a final.

However, Satish Kumar (+91kg), L Devendro (49kg) and fortifying champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) mislaid their particular semifinals notwithstanding intrepid efforts and staid for bronze medals.

Vikas Krishan.Vikas Krishan.

Vikas Krishan

All 3 of them had progressing positive themselves of berths in subsequent month’s World Championships — a initial qualifier for 2016 Olympics.

Also creation a World Championships cut currently were, Madan Lal (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) after a Uzbek boxers who kick them in a quarterfinals — Shakhobidin Zoirov, seeded second, and Fazliddin Gaibnazarov respectively — modernized to a final.

Vikas, an Asian Games bronze-medallist, was a final Indian in movement currently and he done certain that a fortuitous had something to hearten for after a mostly unsatisfactory day.

Unlike his common defensive style, a Haryana-lad was aggressive in his proceed currently and let lax a flurry of multiple punches to pull Abdulridha on a backfoot.

The Indian, a busier of a dual when it came to attack, did not concur Abdulridha to come out of a bombard ensure in a initial round.

In a second round, Vikas targetted Abdulridha’s torso, forcing him to counter-attack. Vikas afterwards took full advantage of a defensive lapses committed by a Iraqi and connected his left uppercuts with lethal accuracy.

In a end, a 23-year-old emerged a unanimous winner, removing a curtsy of all 3 judges.

“His fighting was really purify and his punches had power. In a final round, he showed how to scheme after winning a initial dual rounds. Very clinical show,” inhabitant manager Gurbax Singh Sandhu told PTI.

“It is a really gratifying opening and we am blissful that 6 of my boys done a World Championships cut,” he added.

Earlier, Satish gave a fighting opening opposite second seed Wang Zhibao of China. The Indian mislaid 0-3 though a scoreline did not simulate a concern of a quarrel that he gave to a Chinese, who appreciated his bid with an welcome after a bout.

Both a boxers followed identical strategy of renew and Satish did not concur any easy points to his competition though a Chinese got a judges’ curtsy for his higher ring qualification and some well-connected uppercuts.

“It was a 50-50 competition and it is always unsatisfactory to remove a tighten fight,” Sandhu said.

Devendro was even some-more inhuman in his 1-2 detriment to top-seeded Uzbek Hasanboy Dusmatov. The silver-medallist from a prior book was charge personified and had Dusmatov scurrying for cover with his flurry of right uppercuts and jabs.

The Manipuri was clearly a improved of a dual boxers in terms of pointing in a initial dual rounds. Luckily for a Uzbek, his strategy of tortuous excessively and regulating his bend to pull Devendro went neglected by a arbitrate and he did not get a warnings that competence have thrown adult a opposite result.

“It was a distressing loss. Devendro fought intensely good though could not be on a winning side. His opening was well-developed and we am unapproachable of him,” Sandhu said.

Shiva, on a other hand, let trip early advantage to go down 1-2 to Uzbekistan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev. The fortifying champion dominated a opening turn though mislaid his approach in a subsequent dual as Akhmadaliev pennyless by his defences to measure a come-from-behind victory.

“He fought good though unfortunately it wasn’t enough. However, we am altogether confident with his effort,” pronounced Sandhu.