Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Asian Video games gold-medallist Amit Panghal have been amongst 13 Indian boxers who made the quarterfinals of Boxam Worldwide Match in Castellon, Spain on Tuesday, leaving them merely win away from securing medals on the event.
Whereas 12 of them each obtained byes or benefitted from the small measurement of their respective attracts, Commonwealth Video games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) defeated native hope Joan Manuel Torres in his opening bout on Tuesday.
Hussamuddin prevailed after an intense nonetheless messy battle which had its trustworthy share of holding and clinching.
The match choices all of India’s 9 Tokyo Olympics-bound boxers along with 5 others.
Mary Kom (51kg), competing for the first time since qualifying for the Olympics remaining 12 months, will sort out Italian Giordana Sorrentino in her opening bout on Wednesday.
Panghal (52kg), who obtained a gold medal on the Cologne World Cup in Germany in December remaining 12 months, may be going by native favourite Gabriel Escobar in his quarterfinal battle after getting an opening-round bye.
Vikas Krishan (69kg), one different sturdy medal contender for Tokyo, may also be within the quarters after getting a bye and may sort out Vincenzo Mangiacapre of Italy.
Additionally by means of to quarters on account of comparatively small measurement of the draw have been Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg), and Sumit Sangwan (81kg), who’s returning to opponents after enduring a interval of turmoil on account of a doping suspension that was later lifted after he was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Of the two, Ashish is certain for Tokyo along with Satish Kumar ( 91kg), the first large heavyweight from the nation to qualify for the quadrennial showpiece. Satish may also be in quarters at this match.
Becoming a member of them within the last-eight stage is Sanjeet (91kg), a promising title arising who found spotlight collectively together with his India Open gold in 2019.
Among the many girls, Jasmine and Manisha, within the 57kg class, are moreover by means of to the quarters after getting byes.
The Olympic-bound trio of Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) might even be competing within the quarterfinal stage on Wednesday.
Manish Kaushik (63kg), assured of a Tokyo spot and making a comeback after an hurt layoff, didn’t get a bye and may fight (*13*) Abdellaoui Raddouane for a spot within the quarters late on Tuesday.