Asian Youth Boxing: Two Indians enter quarters

Two Indian boxers — Ankit Narwal (60kg) and Aman (+91kg) — advanced to the quarterfinals of the Asian Youth Championships in Mongolia on Tuesday.

While Aman defeated Uzbekistan’s Makhmudov Mimukhsin 5-0, Ankit pravailed 3-2 over Mongolia’s Tulga Oyunbaatar.

However, Mohit (75kg) lost 2-3 to Kazakhstan’s Bektas to bow out in the opening round itself.

India were assured of two medals in the event after Komalpreet Kaur (+81kg) and Sushma (81kg) got direct entry into the semifinals owing to the small size of their respective draws in the women’s competition.

The event features 180 boxers — 113 men and 67 women — representing 16 countries in the continent.