Vishesh stuns Asian Junior Champion Krrish Pal to enter semis at Youth Men’s National Boxing Championships

Vishesh stuns Asian Junior Champion Krrish Pal to enter semis at Youth Men’s National Boxing Championships

New Delhi, June 17, 2023: The sixth Youth Men’s National Boxing Championships in Gangtok, Sikkim witnessed a spectacular upset on the fourth day as Haryana’s Vishesh defeated reigning Asian Junior Champion Krrish Pal of Chandigarh in a thrilling bout to advance into the 48 kg minimumweight semi-finals.

Vishesh and Krrish Pal were at their attacking best right from the start and exchanged a lot of punches. Both the boxers exhibited their relentless courage and didn’t give any breathing space to each other throughout the bout. However, it was Vishesh who ultimately triumphed in the neck and neck battle with a 4-3 split verdict. He will take on Rishi from Services Sports Control Board (SSCB). The encounter promises to be an intense showdown between two outstanding young boxers, as they vie for a spot in the finals.

In another surprising turn of events, 2021 Asian Boxing Champion Rohit Chamoli faced defeat at the hands of Umesh Kumar of Delhi in the 54kg quarter-final bout. Umesh outclassed Rohit with his clear punching and swift movement to win the bout 4-1 and reach the semis. He will next face SSCB’s Ashish.

Asian Junior Champion Bharat Joon (92kg) of Haryana continued his great form and dominated another bout to win comfortably. His power punches had no answer from Uttarakhand’s Riddhuman Subba and eventually, the referee had to stop the contest in the third round. He will square off against Avchal Shai of Madhya Pradesh in the semi-final bout.

Apart from Bharat and Vishesh, 7 other Haryana boxers- Harsh Nagar (54kg), Akshat (57kg), Yashwardhan Singh (63.5kg), Rupesh (67kg), Ishan Kataria (80kg), Vinay Kumar (86kg) and Lakshay Rathi (92+kg) have entered the last-4 stage.

Defending champions SSCB continue their domination with all 13 of their boxers reaching the semi-finals. Joining Rishi (48kg) in the last four stage are 12 other talented SSCB boxers who have shown their prowess in their respective weight categories. Rest of the boxers are- Aryan (51kg), Ashish (54kg), Nikhil (57kg), M Hanthoi (60kg), Krish Kamboj (63.5kg), Ankush (67kg), Preet Malik (71kg), Yogesh (75kg), Arman (80kg), Ayran (86kg), Harsh (92kg) and Rythm (92+kg).