Sports news | Army chief commends Deepak Kumar for participating in the finals of the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament


New Delhi, February 27th (PTI) Army Chief Gen MM Naravane complimented Naik Sudedar Deepak Kumar on Saturday for participating in the finals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Asian silver winner Kumar (52 kg) stunned the Uzbekistan Olympic champion and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov on Friday to storm the final.

Kumar took one of the most memorable victories of his career with a 4-1 win over the more imaginative Zoirov, who won the 2019 world title against Indian Panghal.

“General MM Naravane #COAS and All Ranks congratulate #IndianArmy boxer Naib Subedar Deepak on reaching the finals of the 72nd # StrandjaMemorial tournament in Sofia, #Bulgaria, by defeating #Olympic Champion and Uzbekistan boxer Shakhobidin Zoirov. #IndianArmy boxer Naib Subedar Deepak defeated the 2019 4-1 champion in a dazzling duel, “tweeted the army.

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