Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar’s unimaginable run ends with flyweight silver medal, Naveen Boora earns bronze

Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar’s unimaginable run ends with flyweight silver medal, Naveen Boora earns bronze

Deepak, an Asian silver-winner, was up in opposition to Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov, a two-time European championships gold-medallist. The bout resulted in a cut up verdict in favour of the native favorite.

Strandja Memorial: Deepak Kumar's incredible run ends with flyweight silver medal, Naveen Boora earns bronze

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Indian boxer Deepak Kumar’s stupendous run on the 72nd Strandja Memorial match ended with a silver medal in Sofia, Bulgaria after he misplaced a fiercely-contested flyweight (52kg) closing on Saturday.

Deepak, an Asian silver-winner, was up in opposition to Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov, a two-time European championships gold-medallist. The bout resulted in a cut up verdict in favour of the native favorite.

The Indian had created fairly a flutter within the match when he shocked reigning Olympic and world champion — Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov — in his semi-final showdown.

On Saturday, the Bulgarian appeared the busier of the 2 boxers within the opening spherical and was sharper in his counter-attacking recreation.

Asenov’s constantly excessive guard additionally denied Deepak a transparent shot for probably the most half.

Deepak’s second spherical was higher and he additionally put up a stronger defensive efficiency however the judges dominated in favour of Asenov.

Within the closing three minutes, nonetheless, it was Deepak who referred to as the pictures for probably the most half, effortlessly dodging his rival’s relentless assaults and likewise launching some sturdy ones of his personal.

However Asenov, regardless of being visibly jaded, had achieved sufficient to seal the problem by that time.

A Naib Subedar within the Indian Military, Deepak can be a former India Open gold-medallist.

Earlier, Naveen Boora (69kg) settled for a bronze medal after happening to Asian Video games gold medallist Bobo-Usmon Baturov of Uzbekistan in his semi-final bout.

With this, India signed off with two medals on the occasion this 12 months, one lower than what the nation managed within the earlier version.

Not one of the Indian girls boxers may make the medal rounds and had been eradicated by the quarter-final stage.

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