Asian Boxing Championships started from Aug 26. Manish Kaushik (60kg) was the lone Indian in action today as he gloved up against Bangladesh’s M Hossen in the opening round. 6 of them have directly qualified for pre-quarterfinals after receiving bye in first roung. View the Indian Squad and results of the day.
Kaushik thrashed his rival 3-0 in a one-sided fight to open the event on a winning note for India. He will take on China’s Chin Long on August 29. The tournament is a qualifying event for the World Championships scheduled in Doha in October.
August 28 Mandeep Jangra (69kg) vs Vietnam’s Vien Ngoc Huynh
Augut 29 Manpreet Singh (91kg) vs Sri Lanka’s Nuvan Sugeewa Sampath
Satish Kumar (+91kg) vs Hyok Ri Jin of Korea
August 30 Shiva Thapa vs TBD
Devendro vs China’s He Junjun
Vikas vs TBD
Aug 31 Manoj Kumar vs Nepal’s Deepak Shreshtha
Madan Lal Vs Iraq’s Murtadha Raad Qasim Al-Sudani
Kuldeep vs China’s Aolin Zhang
Boxers: L Devendro Singh (49kg), Madan Lal (52kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg), Vikas Krishan (75kg), Kuldeep Singh (81kg), Manpreet Singh (91kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg).
Record total of 188 from 28 nations are in the tournament. The Asian continent has got 66 quota places to the Doha event which is the second highest after the European continent.
From 49kg up to the 81kg categories, Asia has got seven quotas including the host nation of the AIBA World Boxing Championships Qatar’s places. Five boxers will be getting the quotas in the highest two categories at the 91 kg and +91 kg.