StrandjCommemorative Boxing Tournament: Deepak Kumar enters semifinals

Deepak Kumar beat Bulgarian Darislav Vasilev 5-0 to reach the semi-final © AFP

Asian silver medal winner Deepak Kumar (52 kg) entered the semifinals with a comfortable win to be sure of a medal, and a clash with reigning Olympic champion and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov at the 72nd boxing tournament Strandja Memorial in Sofia, Bulgaria. Deepak defeated Bulgarian Darislav Vasilev 5-0 to reach the round of 16 and secure a second medal for India at the event. Zoirov, also a silver medalist at the Asian Games and championships, scored an easy 5-0 over American Anthony Herrera.

However, it was a largely disappointing day for the Indians with former youth world champion Jyoti Gulia (51 kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75 kg) bowing to the female …

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