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Boxing | Deepak gets silver

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Deepak Kumar’s fantastic run at the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament ended with a silver medal, after he lost a fiercely-contested flyweight (52kg) final on Saturday.

Deepak, an Asian silver-winner, was up against Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov, a two-time European championships gold-medallist. The bout ended in a split verdict in favour of the local favourite.

The Indian had created a flutter when he stunned reigning Olympic and World champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the semifinal.

Naveen Boora (69kg) settled for a bronze medal after going down to Asian Games gold medallist Bobo-Usmon Baturov of Uzbekistan in his semifinal bout.

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