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World Boxing Championships 2023: Deepak, Hussamuddin, Nishant eye historic gold for India

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], May 12 (ANI): Gaining momentum from their extraordinary marketing campaign, star Indian pugilists Deepak Kumar, Mohammed Hussamuddin and Nishant Dev shall be aiming to clinch a first-ever gold medal for the nation as they gear as much as compete within the semi-finals of the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championship 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday.

With three confirmed medals, India ranks joint fourth within the medals tally on the prestigious event with hosts Uzbekistan (9), Cuba and Russia (6 every), and Kazakhstan (5) taking over the highest three spots.The 2019 Asian silver medallist Deepak Kumar (51kg) will lead India’s cost for the gold underway when he takes on the two-time Worlds bronze medallist Billal Bennama of France in his semi-finals bout. The 26-year-old Indian has had a scintillating marketing campaign in his second World Championships look up to now, recording three wins by unanimous choices and in addition toppling the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan within the Round of 32.

Looking to take care of his stellar kind, Deepak shall be giving it his all to succeed in the ultimate the place he’ll both face the Rio Olympics gold medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov or the reigning European champion Martin Molina of Spain.

Competing in his debut World Championships marketing campaign, Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) shall be aiming to efficiently attain the ultimate on the event when he takes to the ring in opposition to Saidel Horta of Cuba. The two-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist has elevated his efficiency to the very best of ranges to prevail in all of his bouts on the event up to now.

Hussamuddin, the skilled campaigner hailing from Telangana will probably go face to face in opposition to the 2021 World Championships silver medallist Abdumalik Khalokov of Uzbekistan or Munarbek Seitbek-Uulu of Kyrgyzstan upon reaching the ultimate.

One of India’s upcoming pugilists Nishant Dev (71kg), who has transformed his quarter-final end on the final World Championships to a assured medal on the present version will sq. off in opposition to the reigning Asian champion Aslanbek Shymbergenov of Kazakhstan within the semi-finals. The Karnal-born pugilist has displayed his supreme capacity by means of his world-class performances by notching three wins by unanimous choices and one by the referee stopping the competition (RSC) up to now.

Certain to proceed his wealthy vein of kind, the 22-year-old shall be decided to succeed in the finals and tackle both the two-time Asian champion Saidjamshid Jafarov of Uzbekistan or the 2018 South American champion Wanderson de Oliveria of Brazil.

The ongoing event is witnessing the participation of 538 boxers, together with a number of Olympic medallists, from 107 nations. The gold medallists will stroll away with a prize cash of USD 200,000, the silver medallists are to be given USD 100,000 and each bronze medallists shall be awarded USD 50,000 every. (ANI)