Neeraj Parasar (64kg) clinched a superb 2-1 victory over Romania’s Andrei Ninel Gheorghe to enter the quarterfinals even as the country’s women pugilists bowed out of the World youth boxing championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. Parasar had outclassed Turkmenistan’s Chagrylbeg Pazzyev in his opening bout.
However, the other Indians in fray on Friday disappointed. In the afternoon session, Sathish Kumar (56kg) lost 3-0 to Cuba’s Javier Diaz Ibanez in the second round.
The Indian women’s challenge came to an end with both Jamuna Boro (60kg) and Manju Bombariya (75kg) losing their pre-quarterfinal bouts. Boro lost 3-0 to Ukraine’s Anhelina Bondarenko, while Bombariya lost similary to Turkey’s Sema Caliskan.
Meanwhile on Thursday, Asian silver-medallist Gaurav Solanki (52kg) turned it around to beat Belarus’ Dzmitry Asanau 2-1 on points. — PTI