Amman: Assam’s Lovlina Borgohain, Ankushita Boro and Shiva Thapa will spearhead the Indian challenge to seal their berth in the Asian Boxing Championships finals at Amman in Jordan.
The semi-finals for the women’s category will begin on Wednesday and will be followed by the men’s last-four contests on Thursday.
The five Indian women in semi-final action will be Lovlina Borgohain (75 kg), Alfiya Pathan (81+kg), Saweety (81kg), Ankushita Boro (75kg), and Minakshi (52kg).
Lovlina (75kg) will take on Seong Suyeon of the Korea in her semi-final bout.
In the men’s category, Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) will face two-time Asian Championships medallist Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan.
The other three Indian men in semi-final action will be Narender (92+kg), Sumit (75kg), and Govind Kumar Sahani (48kg).
The final of the tournament for the women’s category will take place on Friday and the men’s final bouts will be conducted on Saturday.