Indian boxers make good start in Asian Youth boxing
New Delhi: The lone Indian in action on the opening day of the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Tehran, Naveen Kumar (81kg) edged past local favourite Bijan Khojaste 6-3 in the event`s first round.
Tied 1-1 in the first round, the Indian took a slender 3-2 lead in the next and dominated the last round to silence the home fans.
The Championship features 125 boxers -- in the age group 17 to 18 -- from 20 Countries.
Boxers from China, Chinese Taipei, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan are in action in the 19th edition of the event.
India has sent a five-member squad for the tournament, including junior World Championship bronze medallist Shiv Thapa (54kg).
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