Indian youth Vishwanath Suresh and Anand Yadav produced gritty performances to make their way into the finals at the 2022 ASBC Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Friday.
Securing victories against Uzbek opponents, Vishwanath (48kg) and Anand (54kg) raised their games at a crucial time and tilted the results of intensely-fought matches in their favour. Vishwanath confirmed his second successive final appearance at the prestigious continental tournament after beating Miralijon Mavlonov by a split 4-1 decision. On the other hand, in the thrilling bantamweight semi-finals, Anand gave his all to secure a tough 3-2 win over Abduvali Buriboev.
The last edition’s silver medallist Vishwanath will look to change the color of his medal when he takes on Kyrgyz boxer Ergeshov Bekzat in the final while Anand will fight against Eljay Pamisa of Philippines.
Meanwhile, it was heartbreak for Raman who ended his campaign with a bronze medal following a 0-5 loss to Uzbekistan’s Khujanazar Nortojiev in the 51kg semi-final.