Three Indian boxers go down in World Cup semi-final (Lead)

December 13th, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Dec 13 (IANS) Three of the four Indian boxers in the World Cup semi-finals bowed out Saturday - but settled for a bronze medal.Akhil Kumar put up a strong fight in his 54-kg bout but lost to Olympic silver medallist Leon Alarcon Yankiel of Cuba. Akhil and Yankiel were tied 4:4 but the latter was declared the winner on countback.

Jitender Kumar lost his semi-final bout to Cuban Hernandez Laffita. Jitender, who made it to Beijing Olympic quarter-final, went down 6-14 in the 51 kg category.

In another bout, Anthresh Lakra lost to Cuban Idel Torriente 6:3 in the 57 kg category.

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