Deepak stuns Olympic champion to enter final at 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament

New Delhi, February 26: Indian boxer Deepak Kumar produced a scintillating performance to cause a major upset at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria as he outpunched the reigning Olympic champion Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov in the men’s 52kg semi-final bout today.


Showing great composure in the ring, the Asian Championship silver medallist Deepak produced one the best performances of his career to clinch a thumping 4-1 win against more fancied Zoirov, who had earlier won 2019 World Championship title beating star Indian boxer Amit Panghal.

Indian boxer Deepak Kumar in action

With this sensational victory, Deepak has secured a place in the final and will aim to clinch the gold medal.

Later tonight, Naveen Boora will be seen in action during his 69kg last-four bout against Asian Games gold medalist Bobo-Usmon Baturov of Uzbekistan.