Nagpur: Nagpur’s teenage boxer Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) and Poonam (57-kg) registered comprehensive victorries to make it to the semi-finals of their respective weight divisions in the World youth Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland on Sunday.
Both Alfiya Pathan and Poonam won by an identical 5-0 margin to enter the medal round.
In the 81 plus age category quarter-final, Alfiya Pathan ousted Reka Hoffman of Hungary quite easily to assure herself at least a bronze medal. Alfiya dominated the bout from the word go and did not give any chance whatsoever to the Hungarian opponent.
(Women) Quarter-finals: 57-kg: Poonam bt Nazerke Serik (Kaz) 5-0; +81kg: Alfiya Pathan bt Reka Hoffman (Hun) 5-0.
Pre-quarterfinals: 64-kg: Nisha Gurjar lost to Beatrise Rozentale (Lat) 4-1.
(Men) Pre-quarterfinals: 60-kg: Akash Gorkha bt Jadier Herrera (Cub) 4-1; 64-kg: Ankit Narwal bt Oliwier Zamojski (Pol) 4-1; 75-kg: Manish bt Abdallah Alaarag (Jor) 5-0; 91-kg: Vishal Gupta bt Borna Loncaric (Cro) 5-0.