Mohammed Hussamuddin advances to 57kg final at Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament; Sonia Lather bags bronze medal

Commonwealth Games bronze-winner Hussamuddin went past Ukraine's Mykola Butsenko without having to step inside the ring as his opponent conceded the bout because of a hand injury

Press Trust of India January 25, 2020 00:14:51 IST
Mohammed Hussamuddin advances to 57kg final at Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament; Sonia Lather bags bronze medal
  • Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) advanced to the final, courtesy a walkover but former world silver-winner Sonia Lather (57kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday

  • Commonwealth Games bronze-winner Hussamuddin went past Ukraine's Mykola Butsenko without having to step inside the ring as his opponent conceded the bout because of a hand injury

  • Lather went down to Ukraine's Lullia Tsyplakova in the semi-finals

Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) advanced to the final, courtesy a walkover but former world silver-winner Sonia Lather (57kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday.

Mohammed Hussamuddin advances to 57kg final at Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament Sonia Lather bags bronze medal

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Commonwealth Games bronze-winner Hussamuddin went past Ukraine's Mykola Butsenko without having to step inside the ring as his opponent conceded the bout because of a hand injury. Hussamuddin had won a silver medal in the 2017 edition of the event.

However, Lather went down to Ukraine's Lullia Tsyplakova in the semi-finals. The two-time Asian silver-winner lost 2-3 to end with a bronze medal at the event's 71st edition.

The tournament features more than 200 boxers from over 30 countries and is a season-opener in the European boxing calendar.

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