Bhagyabati Kachari in the 75kg category assured India of at least a bronze medal at the Thailand International Boxing Tournament by advancing to the semifinals in Bangkok on Wednesday.

Bhagyabati, who won gold at the India Open earlier this year, defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong 5-0 to make the medal rounds.In the men’s draw, Ashish Kumar in the 69kg category entered the quarterfinals after easing past Croat Petar Cetinic 5-0 in his pre-quarterfinal bout.

Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin in 56kg category also advanced to the quarterfinals after out-punching Botswana’s George Molwantwa 5-0.

On Tuesday, Asian Championships silver-medallist Deepak Singh in the 49kg category and former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category were among seven Indian boxers to enter the quarterfinals of the event.

Former India Open gold-medallist Manisha Moun, Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar, Strandja Cup silver-medallist Manju Rani and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav were the other five Indian quarterfinalists.

SOURCE: DD NEWS

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