Nine Indian boxers into finals at youth tourney in Serbia

Reigning national champion Neeraj Parashar defeated local boxer Mitrovic Slobodan with a spirited performance. His hard hitting three-punch combination proved too difficult for the Serbian to handle and the Indian won on a unanimous decision.

updated: July 14, 2013 21:23 IST
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New Delhi: Nine Indians punched their way into the finals of their respective categories in the Golden Glove of Vojvodina, an international boxing tournament in Kikinda, Serbia.

Youth World Championships bronze winner Lalitha Prasad (49kg), 2012 Aglorav Cup silver medallist A Silambarasan (52kg), Neeraj Parashar (64kg) and Manish Solanki (69kg) were among four boys and five girls who power through to the title round of the 31st edition of the tournament last night.

17-year-old Prasad, who bagged the light flyweight title at the 2012 Tammer International tournament in Finland, gave a brilliant account of his boxing skills against Patrik Horvath of Hungary in what was a completely a one- sided affair.

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