Boxing: Unheralded Lalbiakkima Shocks Olympic Champion Dusmatov
Indian boxer N Lalbiakkima (49kg) notched up a sensational triumph over Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to enter the semifinals of the President's Cup Tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.
N Lalbiakkima (Image: BFI/Twitter)
New Delhi: Indian boxer N Lalbiakkima (49kg) notched up a sensational triumph over Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to enter the semifinals of the President's Cup Tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Lalbikkima, hailing from Manipur, prevailed 4-1 to clinch the biggest win of his career and assure himself of a medal. Dusmatov is also a silver-medallist from last year's World Championships.
Also advancing to the semifinal was former world youth champion Sachin Siwach (52kg). The Indian youngster claimed a 4-1 win over Thailand's Yurachai Wuttichai to make the last-four stage.
However, Devanshu Jaiswal bowed out after going down to Uzbekistan's Melikuziyev Bektemir in his quarterfinal bout.
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