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Elorda Cup: Pugilist Vijay Kumar storms into semifinal of event

New Delhi [India], June 30 (ANI): Putting up a decided, stellar efficiency, pugilist Vijay Kumar recorded a hard-earned victory and punched his method to the semi-finals of the continuing Elorda Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday.

In what was a fiercely contested bout towards Zholdas Zhenissov of Kazakhstan, Vijay (60kg) overpowered his opponent to seal a 3:2 victory by cut up resolution. With the bout being an in depth affair, it was the attacking brilliance and sensible decision-making of the Indian that gave him the sting over his opponent.

He will now go head-to-head towards Beknur Ozhanov of Kazakhstan within the semi-finals on Saturday, as per a press launch from the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

In the opposite semi-final bouts, Keisham Sanjit Singh (48kg), Neema (63kg) and Sumit (86kg) bowed out of the competitors with a bronze.

In spite of correct preparations, Keisham and Sumit needed to, sadly, give their respective opponents walkovers as a result of last-minute modifications to the unique schedule.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has formally despatched a grievance to the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation to protest this resolution that brought on injustice to the Indian pugilists.

On the opposite hand, Neema went down combating in her semi-final bout towards Laura Yessenkeldi of Kazakhstan.

On Saturday, Sushma (81kg) will face the 2023 World Championships bronze medallist Fariza Sholtay of Kazakhstan in her semi-finals bout.

Despite placing up spirited performances, pugilists Zoram Muana, Pukharam Kishan Singh, Shiksha, Ashish Kumar and Hemant Yadav suffered hard-fought defeats within the quarter-finals and exited the continuing Elorda cup in Astana, Kazakhstan on Thursday.

Going up towards the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan, Zoram (51kg) suffered a unanimous 0-5 defeat.

In the 54kg class, Pukharam endured a 0:5 loss towards Daulet Moldashev of Kazakhstan whereas within the 57kg class, Ashish Kumar misplaced towards Sukthet Sarawut of Thailand with the identical scoreline.

Hemant Yadav (71kg) additionally endured a 0:5 defeat towards Talgat Shaikenov of Kazakhstan.

In a troublesome fixture towards the 2016 World Championships bronze medallist Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan, Shiksha (54kg) fought valiantly however misplaced 0:5.

Indian boxer Sumit secured a convincing victory to verify the bronze medal within the 86kg class on the second day of the Elorda Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Sumit dominated his quarterfinal bout towards Bekzat Tangatar of Kazakhstan from the get-go and showcased his energy and precision to win 5-0 in a one-sided affair. (ANI)