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Seven medals assured for India in Doha boxing tourney

New Delhi:  Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the final, while six others entered the semis as Indian boxers shone bright in the Doha International Tournament, a test event for the World
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PTI May 22, 2015 20:32 IST

New Delhi:  Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the final, while six others entered the semis as Indian boxers shone bright in the Doha International Tournament, a test event for the World Championships scheduled there later this year.

Devendro, who got a bye in the opening round, entered the final after his Qatar rival Al Rafeek Yahea was declared medically unfit today.

Meanwhile, former Asian gold-medallist Shiva Thapa (56kg), Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg), Manish Kumar (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) made the semi-finals.

Shiva out-punched Jordan's Al Wadi Mohammad 3-0, while Manish got the better of Tunisia's Elmejri Ahmad 2-1.
Mandeep, also a Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, reached the last four after beating Afghanistan's Allahdad Rahemi.

Manoj beat Morocco's Younes Baati to book his semi-final berth. Vikas and Gaurav, on the other hand, got byes into the semi-final stage in a relatively small draw given the low participation in the event.

The tournament features a total of 12 countries and is a buildup for the October World championships, which is also an Olympic qualifying event.

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