Gaurav Solanki and Vikas Krishan Yadav entered the semi-finals of their respective weight classes © Fb
Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki and Vikas Krishan Yadav entered the semi-finals of their respective weight classes on the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on the Gold Coast on Wednesday. Gaurav got here up with a formidable efficiency towards three-time Oceania champion Charles Keama of Papua New Guinea to assert a well-deserved, unanimous 5:Zero verdict within the quarter-finals of the boys’s flyweight (52 kilograms) class. Vikas additionally registered a cushty 5:Zero victory over Benny Muziyo of Zambia within the final eight stage of the boys’s middleweight (75kg) division. The duo thus confirmed one other couple of medals to the Indian tally as every boxer in the last-four stage is assured of a spot on the rostrum.
Gaurav will fight Vidanalange Ishan Bandara of Sri Lanka within the semi-finals on Friday. Bandara outclassed Thabo Molefe of Lesotho four:1 in one other quarter-final on Wednesday.
Final version’s bronze medallist Reece McFadden of Scotland and Brendan Irvine of Northern Eire will meet within the different flyweight semi-final.
Within the quarter-finals, McFadden outclassed Pakistan’s Syed Muhammad Asif 5-Zero whereas Irvine defeated Rajab Mahommed of Botswana four:1.
Up towards the vastly extra skilled Keama, Gaurav delivered a composed, technically superior efficiency.
The Indian teenager had lots of energy in his punches and used his reflexes and a excessive guard to thwart his skilled southpaw opponent from Papua New Guinea.
Gaurav landed extra scoring punches in a frenetic opening interval, thus taking the early benefit.
The second spherical adopted the same script with Gaurav penetrating Keama’s defence with highly effective jabs on a number of events.
Keama got here out swinging within the third and final interval in an effort to cut back the hole, however Gaurav did nicely to retaliate in an efficient method and take a well-deserved victory.
Later, Vikas coasted to a simple win over Muziyo.
The African adopted an attacking method proper from the beginning and Vikas responded by staying simply outdoors his attain and utilizing a better guard than ordinary.
The 2014 Asian Video games bronze medallist fought nicely on the counter, often discovering the gaps and it didn’t come as a shock when all of the 5 judges dominated in his favour.