The seasoned Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) had been amongst three Indian male boxers to enter the semifinals of the 35th Boxam Worldwide Event in Castellon, Spain on Thursday at the same time as world silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) bowed out with a surprising quarterfinal loss.
Olympic-bound Vikas and Manish, each bronze-winners from the world championships and the Commonwealth Video games, joined Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) within the last-four stage.
Commonwealth Video games bronze-winner Hussamuddin (57kg) defeated Italian Simone Spada 5-Zero to make the last-four stage, the place he’ll tackle Panama’s Orlando Martinez.
Manish was up in opposition to two-time Asian silver-medallist Zakir Saifiulin of Kazakhstan and in an intensely fought bout, the Indian prevailed in a break up choice. Vikas additionally staved off a stiff problem from Vicenzo Mangiacapre of Italy earlier than successful in a break up choice.
Nonetheless, it was curtains for Panghal, additionally certain for Tokyo. He misplaced in a break up choice to European Video games champion Gabriel Escobar.
It was a surprising defeat for Panghal, who had gained a gold medal within the Cologne World Cup a few months again. The 23-year-old ended up paying for his reasonably weak defence within the bout in opposition to Escobar.
The Spaniard took him without warning within the opening spherical and although the Indian got here again confidently within the final three minutes, after an excellent second spherical, the harm had been achieved.
Hussamuddin, then again, got here up with a dominating efficiency in opposition to Spada, displaying some nice footwork and mixture punches to outfox his rival.
Earlier, Asian champion Pooja Rani (75kg) entered the semifinals to safe a medal however two-time world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) bowed out after a quarterfinal loss.
In late night time bouts on Wednesday, Olympic-bound Rani defeated Italian Assunta Canfora to hitch the seasoned M C Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and debutant Jasmine (57kg) within the last-four stage. The three had gained their quarterfinals earlier within the day. Rani is a three-time Asian medallist and in addition a 2014 Asian Video games bronze-winner.
Nonetheless, Borgohain, who has additionally certified for the Tokyo Video games, misplaced Zero-5 to Russia’s Saadat Dalgatova to make a surprisingly early exit from the match.
Asian bronze-winner Manisha Moun (57kg) was one other Indian to be ousted from rivalry when she was defeated Zero-5 by Italian Irma Testa within the quarterfinals.
On Thursday, other than Panghal, seven different Indian male boxers will struggle it out to make the medal rounds.
The listing contains the Olympic-bound 5 of Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), and Satish Kumar (+91kg) together with Hussamuddin (57kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Sanjeet (91kg).
Boxers from 17 nations, together with Russia, USA, Italy, Kazakhstan and Spain, are taking part within the occasion.