The seasoned duo of Gaurav Solanki (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) complicated to the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers for boxing with dominating wins of their respective opening-round bouts in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday. Commonwealth Video games gold-medallist Solanki defeated two-time Kyrgyz nationwide champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu, whilst Asian Championship silver-medallist Ashish were given the simpler of Taiwan’s Kan Chia-Wei. Each the Indians gained 5-Zero following robust performances.
Ashish will sq. off towards Kyrgyzstan’s Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu, who has been seeded fourth. The Indian had overwhelmed Uulu within the quarterfinals of the Asian Championships final yr.
Solanki, whose CWG gold was once within the 52kg department, might be up towards top-seeded Uzbek Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov, who were given a bye into the second one around.
Mirzakhalilov is the reigning global champion on this weight class but even so being a gold-medallist on the 2018 Asian Video games in addition to the Asian Championships.
Solanki ruled from the phrase pass, helped through Uulu’s deficient defence. The Indian was once relentless and correct in his assaults, scoring most commonly via blank directly punches.
Later, Ashish additionally produced a assured efficiency towards a sprightly rival. The Indian saved his guard low and trusted counter-attacks to get the judges’ nod.
The Indian’s awesome succeed in and tool wore down the Taiwanese boxer, who took a tumble greater than as soon as in the second one and 3rd rounds after a cut up verdict within the opening 3 mins.
Advancing to the semifinals on this tournament would guarantee boxers of a place within the Tokyo Olympics scheduled later this yr.
International silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) has been given the top billing within the males’s festival, whilst the enduring MC Mary Kom (51kg) is seeded second within the ladies’s tournament.
Amongst different Indians, two-time World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Asian Championships gold medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) and Commonwealth Video games silver medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg) are one win clear of qualifying for the Olympics because of the small dimension in their respective attracts.