Indian boxers Kavinder Bisht, Pangal, Sanjeet enter finals in France

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Indian boxers Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) advanced to the finals of the Alexis Vastine International Tournament in Nantes, France.

Indian boxers Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) advanced to the finals of the Alexis Vastine International Tournament in Nantes, France after contrasting victories.

World championships silver-medallist Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) is also through to the finals. He defeated American Christopher Herrera in a draw that only featured four boxers.

Four-time Asian medallist Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (63kg) took home the bronze after going down in his semi-final clash to local favourite Lounes Hamraoui in a 2-1 decision on Thursday.

Kavinder, an Asian championships silver-medallist and a former world championship quarterfinalist, defeated Frenchman Benik George Melkumian 3-0. He set up a summit clash against another local hope Samuel Kistohurry.

Sanjeet, a gold-medallist from the India Open, got the better of American Sherrod Fulghm in a 2-1 verdict. Sanjeet will also be up against a French opponent, Soheb Bouafia in the final.

This is the first international competition that Indian boxers are featuring in since the Olympic qualifiers in Jordan in March.

The Coronavirus and the shutdown that followed has been severely hampered their competition calendar and training. The Indians are currently on a training trip to Europe during which they have been primarily based in Assisi, Italy.

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