Eight Indian boxers entered the finals in various weight categories at the AIBA Youth Boxing World Championships in Kielce, Poland on Tuesday, making it the country’s best performance at the renowned tournament.
Former Asian youth champion Babyrojisana Chanu beat Elen Ayari to earn a unanimous 5-0 win. Gitika, Poonam and Arundhati Choudhary won their bouts 5-0. Star boxer Alfiya Pathan also made it to the final of the 81kg after overcoming tough competition from Poland’s Oliwia Toborek. However, both Vinka and Sanamcha Chanu faced stiff resistance in their semis clash but after losing the initial rounds, came swinging back to win 4-1 via a split verdict.
Among the men, only Sachin (56kg) was able to progress into the finals as he comfortably defeated 2018 European Junior Champion Michele Baldassi of Italy 5-0
All seven women’s boxers will play their gold medal matches today 22.04.2021 while Sachin, the only male Indian boxer in the final, will play his bout on Friday 23.04.2021.