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.
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.