Category: Boxing

Mohamed Hussamuddin – lone silver lining at 68th Strandja Memorial boxing

Sofia, Feb 27: Mohamed Hussamuddin lost a keenly-contested final of the men’s bantamweight (56kg) category to settle for a silver medal at the 68th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament here in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The boxer from Pune’s Army Sport Institute put up a spirited fight against 2013 European Championship silver medallist Mykola Butsenko of Ukraine before going down 2-3 to settle for the silver late on Sunday evening.

Among other Indians in the fray, Amit Phangal lost in the semi-finals of the men’s Light Flyweight (49kg) division and Meena Kumari Maisnam went down in the last four stage of the women’s 54kg class to settle for the bronze.

India finished with three medals fom the tournament, where it had sent a team of 15 boxers (10 men and five women).

Sachin Singh wins gold at the AIBA Youth World Championships

Congrats to Sachin Singh on winning gold at AIBA Youth World ChampionshipsClick To TweetAfter Thokchom Nanao Singh (2008) and Vikas Krishan Yadav (2010), Sachin Singh (49kg) became the third Indian boxer win gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships at St Peterburg, Russia, today.

In the finals, the 17 year old from Bhiwani out-punched Cuban rival Jorge Grinan 5 – 0.

Sachin, is also a World Junior bronze-medallist, was coached at the Hawa Singh Academy in his initial years.

In the 91 kgs category, Naman Tanwar had to settle for a bronze medal after losing his bout to Cuba’s Dainer Christian Justiz, yesterday.

India, thus finished the 2016 edition of the Championship with one gold and one bronze. Youth World Championship is widely considered a testing-ground for the potential elite-level future boxers.

The President of the Boxing Federation of India announced cash award of Rs one lakh for Sachin and Rs 25,000 to Naman for their achievements in winning medals for the country.