On Boxing Day (August 27), four Indians – Vishvanath Suresh (in the 48 kg category), Bishwametra Chongtham (51 kg) and Jaydeep Rawat (71 kg) – made it with dominant victories in the last four stage bouts.
In the 75kg category, Deepak was the only Indian on the losing side who lost 4-1 to Bakbergen Aliaskarov from Kazakhstan.
In the youth class, Sayed Fadel from Bahrain lost to Vishvanath (48 kg) on points, while Bishwametra won against Abdurakhmonzoda Akarali from Tajikistan with 51 kg.
Jaydeep Rawat made it to the third final for India with a 3-2 win over Murasbekov Bekbol from Kyrgyzstan.
India is expected to return home with record medals this time around. At least 39 – in the Juniors 19 and Youth 20 – medals have now been confirmed due to the lower number of participants due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
There were only 39 entries in 12 weight classes for women, while 45 participants in 13 categories for juniors. There were 206 boxers among the boys, in both the youth and junior categories.
A record number of 51 champions – 25 girls and 26 boys – will be crowned at the Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships.
Sixteen nations competed in the last youth meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in November 2019, where 10 female boxers and 10 boxers celebrated their gold medals.
26 countries took part in the junior meeting in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates in October 2019. The number of boxers totaled 239, 170 of them male and 69 female athletes.
For the first time, the tournament is offering prize money to winners of junior and youth boxers (both men and women). In the youth category, gold winners will receive $ 6,000, while silver and bronze medalists will receive $ 3,000 and $ 1,500, respectively. In the junior category, it’s $ 4,000 for gold, $ 2,000, and $ 1,000 for silver and bronze medalists.
After the Asian Elite Boxing Championships, the U22 European Boxing Championships and the Junior European Boxing Championships, this is the fourth major international event where prize money is advertised.