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Deepak Kumar Stuns Olympic Champion to Enter Final at Strandja Memorial

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar defeated reigning Olympic champion Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov in the men's 52kg semi-final at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament.

Indian boxer Deepak Kumar produced a scintillating performance to cause a major upset at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria as he outpunched the reigning Olympic champion Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov in the men’s 52kg semi-final bout today.

Showing a great composure in the ring, the Asian Championship silver medallist Deepak poduced one the best performances of his career to clinch a thumping 4-1 win against more fancied Zoirov, who had earlier clinched 2019 World Championship title beating star Indian boxer Amit Panghal.

With this victory, Deepak has secured at least a silver medal for India with a place in the final

Later tonight, Naveen Boora will be seen in action during his 69kg last-four bout against Asian Games gold medallist Bobo-Usmon Baturov.

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first published:February 26, 2021, 21:15 IST