Boxers Jitender, Lakra in World Cup semis

December 11th, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian boxers Jitender Kumar and Antharesh Lakra moved into the semi-finals of World Cup here Thursday.Jitender thrashed Jo Gage of Wales 18-6 in the quarterfinals of the flyweight (51kg) category while Lakra got a walkover in the featherweight (57kg) category.

In the semi-finals, Jitender will face Cuban Hernandez Laffita, who defeated Alexandr Riscan of Moldovia 10-6 and Lakra will take on Cuban Idel Torriente, who outpunched China’s Li Yang 11-2.

All the four Indian boxers, including Akhil Kumar and Dinesh Kumar, have made it to the semi-final.

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