Jyoti Gulia enters quarterfinals

New Delhi, February 24

Jyoti Gulia (51kg) upstaged two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaiby of Kazakhstan to enter the quarterfinals along with two others but three Indians bowed out after second-round losses in the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Haryana’s Gulia, a 2017 world youth champion, prevailed 3-2 over Kyzaibay, a gold-winner from the 2014 and 2016 World Championships. Bhagyabati Kachari outclassed Russia’s Anna Galimova 5-0 to enter the 75kg quarterfinals.

In the men’s competition, Naveen Boora also progressed to the last-8 stage with a 3-2 win over Armen Mashakaryan of Armenia B in the 69kg category.

However, Naveen Kumar (91kg), Ankit Khatana (75kg) and Sachin Kumar (81kg) lost their matches. — PTI

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