IN A boost to India’s medal hopes, Amit Panghal (52kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) have been seeded as a total of four Indian boxers get first-round byes ahead of the AIBA Men’s World Championships scheduled to begin in Yekaterinburg, Russia on Monday.
By virtue of being seeded second, the Asian Games gold medallist Panghal has got a first-round bye and enjoys a hasslefree route to the medal rounds where he is likely to face third-seeded Colombian Yuberjen Martínez, a silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
If Amit, who bowed out in the quarterfinals of 49kg the last time, can overcome the 2017 World Championships bronze medallist in the semi-finals, he can come up against the top seed and reigning world champion Yosvany Veitía Soto of Cuba.
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September 9, 2019