Indian boxer Amit straight into the quarterfinals
Only a win away from getting a medal in the championship
Bronze medalists get two players who lose in semi-finals
Sofia, Bulgaria). Defending champion and Asian Games gold medalist Amit Pangal got the first round of the Strangra Memorial Boxing Championship. They will play in the straight-quarters final of the championship. In their 49-kg weight category, Ukraine will face Nazar Kurtchin. Amit is just one win away from medal in the championship. Bronze medal is given to both the players who lose the semifinals in boxing.
The bronze medalist of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Naman Tanwar (91kg) also got a pre-quarterfinal bout. Their first match will be from Poland's Michael Sozinski. World Championships Bronze Medalist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) is returning from injury In the first round, they will face Imanuel Bogoev of Bulgaria.
Gaurav and Meena Kumari too in the first round
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Gaurav Solanki (52kg) of America's Abraham Perez, Asian Youth Silver Medalist Ankush Dahiya (60kg), Akhbijan's Sarkhan Eliive and Mandeep Jangra will fight against Viktor Petrov of Ukraine. Last year, Silver Medalist Meena Kumari Devi (54kg) got a direct entry in the quarterfinals of the women category. The world championship silver medalist Sonia Lather (57kg) will face Serbia's Jelena Jakich.