It was a disappointing day for Chandigarh pugilists as only two out of seven boxers managed to register victory in the quarter-finals of their respective bouts in the 20th edition of the AK Misra All India Senior men boxing championship going on at Skating Rink,Sector 10,on Friday. Naresh Kumar of Chandigarh B and Shudham Singh of Chandigarh A won their respective bouts while Vikas,Sumit Hooda,Surinder Singh,Shubham Gulati and Jaspreet Singh lost their respective bouts.
While other boxers failed to register victory inside the ring,Naresh Kumar showed tremendous determination and registered a comprehensive victory after defeating Mrunal Bhosale of Maharashtra,13-6,in the men’s light welter (64kg) category. Shudham Singh then kept Chandigarh’s challenge alive in the men’s welter (69kg) category by registering an easy 9-2 win over Veer Narayan of Rajasthan.
Quarters: Men: light fly: Gagandeep Singh (PUN) bt K Karnthi (AP) 9-6,Vikas (CHD A) lost to Ankur Bansiwal (ASI) 11-6,Bikash Shah (KAR) lost to Sudeep (HAR) 13-4,Davender (Navy) bt Amit Kumar (Del) 10-8; fly: Saleem Khan (J&K) lost to Sadish Kumar (PUN) 12-7,Sumit Hooda (CHD A) lost to Sandeep (HAR) by WO,Tarsem Kumar (Navy) bt Santosh Fakirapa (ASI) 11-8,Sumit Kumar (DEL) bt KH Johnson Singh (KAR) 13-8; Bantam: Manjeet Kumar (Navy) bt Surinder Singh (CHD B) 13-10,Rahul Yadav (MAH) bt Dinesh Saini (PUN) 14-11,Deepak Singh (KAR) bt Chirag (HAR) 13-8,Vikash Singh (UP) lost to Vijay Yadav (ASI) 17-8,; light: Shahanshar (UP) bt Vikram Singh (Navy) 14-13,Monoj (J&K) lost to Deeraj (ITBP) 17-15,Vijay Kumar (ASI) lost to Akashdeep (DEL) 16-11,Sandeep Kumar (HAR) bt Shubham Gulati (CHD A) 15-9; light welter: Ramavtar (ORI) lost to Duryodhan Singh (ASI) WO,Dushyant (MP) bt Karamvir Yadav (KAR) 17-12,Vijender (RAJ) bt Damanjeet Singh (PUN) 17-8,Mrunal Bhosale (MAH) lost to Naresh Kumar (CHD B) 13-6; welter: Veer Narayan (RAJ) lost to Shudham Singh (CHD A) 9-2,Santosh Rambhaj (MAH) lost to Nitish Shukla (UP) 14-6,Joginder Kumar (HAR) lost to Bhupender Singh (ASI) 16-6,Roshan Lal (KAR) bt Sudir (ITBP) WO; middle: Harpal (J&K) bt Anup Sharma (DEL) RSC R1,Ashish Kumar (KAR) lost to Jitender (HAR) 11-5,Arun Kumar (MP) bt Jaspreet Singh (CHD A) 13-7,Super Heavy: Ali Asgar (MAH) bt Manish (ORI) WO.
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