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Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar into quarters with dominant win over Olzhas Bainiyazov; Shashi Chopra, Sakshi lose

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Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar into quarters with dominant win over Olzhas Bainiyazov; Shashi Chopra, Sakshi lose

Deepak, additionally a 2019 India Open gold-medallist, defeated Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Bainiyazov 5-0 in his opening bout to make the last-eight stage.

Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar into quarters with dominant win over Olzhas Bainiyazov; Shashi Chopra, Sakshi lose

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Asian silver-medallist Deepak Kumar (52kg) superior to the quarter-finals with a facile win as Indian boxers acquired off to a blended begin on the 72nd Strandja Memorial Match in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Deepak, additionally a 2019 India Open gold-medallist, defeated Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Bainiyazov 5-0 in his opening bout to make the last-eight stage.

Different winners on Monday included Naveen Kumar (91kg) amongst males and Jyoti (51kg) within the ladies’s draw.

Whereas Naveen defeated American Darius Fulghum in a detailed battle that ended 3-2 in his favour, Jyoti acquired the higher of Ukraine’s Tetiana Kob 4-1.

Nonetheless, Shashi Chopra (60kg), Lalita (69kg) and Sakshi (57kg) misplaced their opening bouts to bow out of the competitors.

Shashi was crushed 0-5 by Brazil’s Beatriz Ferreira. Lalita, however, misplaced to Uzbekistan’s Navabakhor Khamidova by an identical margin.

Sakshi went down in a break up 1-4 verdict to American Andrea Medina.

Within the males’s competitors, Naveen Boora (69kg) and Ankit Khatana (75kg) have gotten byes into the pre-quarterfinals of the event.

The event options boxers from 30 nations, together with France, Eire, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United States of America and Uzbekistan.
India has despatched a 12-member staff for the celebrated occasion — seven males and 5 ladies.

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