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Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan settle for silver medals, 2 others lose box-offs

Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan settle for silver medals, 2 others lose box-offs

There was also some disappointment for India with Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg) losing their box-off bouts for World Championship slots.

Asian Boxing Championship: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan in final; Vikas Krishan ends with bronze

Asian Boxing Championship: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan in final; Vikas Krishan ends with bronze

"Vikas Krishan was not there in the weigh-in today morning, therefore his South Korean opponent walked over to the final," an Asian Boxing Confederation official told.

Asian Boxing Championships: Fourth seed Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan enter quarter-finals round

Asian Boxing Championships: Fourth seed Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan enter quarter-finals round

Both the boxers played the waiting game for a major part of the contest but the former Asian champion from India was a shade ahead of his rival in capitalising on the opportunities he got.

Devendro Singh in semis; Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan enter Olympic Qualifiers​

Devendro Singh in semis; Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan enter Olympic Qualifiers​

Manoj was the first to take the ring and he rallied to beat Ismetov in his pre-quarterfinal contest.

Sumit Sangwan enters last-16 of AIBA Olympic Qualifiers

Sumit Sangwan enters last-16 of AIBA Olympic Qualifiers

Sangwan triumphed 2-1 in round of 32 contest against the world No.16, who is a former Youth Olympics silver-medallist.

Satish Kumar, Sumit ​Sangwan advance in World Olympic Qualifiers

Satish Kumar, Sumit ​Sangwan advance in World Olympic Qualifiers

India have not sent any entry in the 56kg category as Shiva Thapa has already qualified for the Rio Games.

Indian boxers make confident start at World Olympic Qualifiers

Indian boxers make confident start at World Olympic Qualifiers

Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-winner Laishram Devendro (49kg) were the only Indians to be seeded.

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

The finalists in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions will qualify for the Olympics, while the top-five will get Rio berths in the remaining eight weight divisions.

Indian boxers make disappointing start at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Indian boxers make disappointing start at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan and Pooja Rani were beaten today.

2016 Rio: Shiv Thapa, three others boxers recommended for prestigious Olympics Scholarships

2016 Rio: Shiv Thapa, three others boxers recommended for prestigious Olympics Scholarships

In a major boost to India's chances of sending more boxers to the 2016 Rio Olympics, three pugilists have became eligible for the prestigious Olympics Scholarships.