Sparsh Kumar advances to round of 16 in 51 kg category


Indian boxer Sparsh Kumar defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Diushebaev Nurzhigit in his round of 32 match in the 51 kg category at the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships being held in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday.
He defeated Nurzhigit by 5-0. “Just the start we needed Well done #Sparsh, keep it up! #AsianChampionships #PunchMeinHaiDum #Boxing,” tweeted the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
In his round of 16 match, Sparsh will be facing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medalist and reigning World Champion Saken Bibossinov on Wednesday.
Later tonight, Lakshya Chahar will be in action for India against Tajikistan’s Shabbos Negmatulloev in his round of 16 match in the 80 kg (light-heavyweight) category.
The event will be held in Jordan from November 1 to November 12.
India squad (as per
Men: Govind Sahani (48kg), Sparsh Kumar (51kg), Ananta Chopade (54kg),
Md. Hussamuddin (57kg), Etash Khan (60kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Amit Kumar (67kg), Sachin (71kg), Sumit (75kg), Lakshya (80kg), Kapil (86kg), Naveen (92kg), Narender (+92kg) Women: Monika (48kg), Savita (50kg), Minakshi (52kg), Sakshi (54kg), Preeti (57kg), Simranjit (60kg), Parveen (63kg), Ankushita Boro (66kg), Pooja (70kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg), Saweety Boora (81kg), Alfiya Pathan (+81kg).