Boxers Hussamuddin, Madan, Narender enter Chemistry Cup semis

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Halle (Germany), June 22 (IANS) Indian boxers continued to impress in the medal rounds of the Chemistry Cup here with three of the five advancing to the semi-finals here.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg), former national champion Madan Lal (56kg) and Narender (+91kg) advanced to the last four stage, thereby assuring themselves of a medal each.

Hussamuddin defeated Jordan’s Mohammad Alwadi 5-0. Madan, on the other hand, got the better of Slovakian Viliam Tanko by a similar margin. Narender edged past Moldova’s Alexei Zavatin 4-0.

However, two-time CWG medal winner Manoj Kumar (69kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg) bowed out with quarter-final losses.

Manoj was beaten by Russia’s Andrei Zamkovoi, while Manish lost to Slovakia’s Matus Strnisko. Both were defeated by 0-5 margins.

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Earlier, Commonwealth Games medallists Amit Panghal (49kg) and Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Dheeraj Rangi had entered the semi-finals on Thursday.

Vikas Krishan’s campaign ended with a loss to Olympic champion Arlen Lopez of Cuba in the middleweight category.

–IANS

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