Shiva, Manoj enter finals of National Boxing Championships

first_imgVisakhapatnam, Oct 29 (PTI) There was no stopping the favourites as Shiva Thapa and Manoj Kumar stood just one win away from their second successive national boxing titles after advancing to the marquee domestic events final, here today.Shiva, a three-time Asian Championships medallist besides being a World Championships bronze-medallist, got the better of Delhis Buntee Singh 5-0 in his lightweight (60kg) semifinal clash.He will next be up against Services Sports Control Boards (SSCB) Manish Kaushik, the man he had beaten in the previous editions quarterfinal. Manish defeated Punjabs Palwinder Singh 5-0 in his last-four stage bout.Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj also continued his fine run as he beat Punjabs Shubaham in the welterweight (69kg) semis.Manojs summit clash rival would be SSCBs Duryodhan Singh, who defeated Madhya Pradeshs Manish Uikey.Three-time Kings Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar, competing for the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), also advanced to his second successive Nationals final after putting it past Chandigarhs Vipin Kumar 5-0.Shyam Kumar will square off against Mizorams Nt Lalbiakkima in the final, aiming to better the silver medal he won in the last edition held in Guwahati.Also advancing to the final was Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra, competing in his maiden event in the middleweight (75kg) category. The RSPB boxer defeated Delhis Parag Chauhan to make the final. PTI PM SSC SSClast_img