Deepak stuns Olympic champion to enter final at 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. 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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