Olympic bronze medalists Lovlina Borgohain and Arjuna Awardee Shiva Thapa will lead the Indian challenge as 12 pugilists from the country hope to seal their berth in the Asian Boxing Championships finals in Amman, Jordan from Wednesday.-- Advertisement --
On Wednesday, the semi-final bouts in the women’s category will begin and will be followed by the remaining men’s contests on Thursday. Lovlina contested in the 75kg category, which is her first time in this weight category at an international tournament. She will face Seong Suyeon of Korea in her semi-final bout.
Alongside Lovlina, the 2022 world championships bronze medalist Parveen (63kg) will fight Uranbileg Shinetsetseg of Mongolia, and Preeti (57kg) will be up against the Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Irie Sena of Japan.-- Advertisement --
The other Indian women who will take part in the semi-final action will be Alfiya Pathan (81+kg), Saweety (81kg), Ankushita Boro (75kg), and Minakshi (52kg).
In the men’s category, Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) became the most decorated Asian champion and scripts history by becoming the first male boxer to win 6 medals in Asian Championships. He will face 2-time Asian Championships medalist Bakhodur Usmonov (Tajikistan).
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Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg), a Commonwealth Games medalist will take on 2021 world championships silver medalist Serik Temirzhanov of Kazakhstan. Another Indian men who take part in the semi-final action will be Narender (92+kg), Sumit (75kg), and Govind Kumar Sahani (48kg).