India claimed two gold and two silver medals in the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament

The Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament is one of the traditional European youth competitions which was held in Vilnius, Lithuania as in the past. India claimed two gold medals in the 15th Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament while their boxers achieved two further silvers as well.

Altogether 67 boxers attended in 10 weight classes from the light flyweight (49kg) up to the super heavyweight (+91kg) in the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament. India and Kyrgyzstan sent teams to the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament to Lithuania among the Asian countries and competed against tough European opponents in the Baltic city.

The Indian team competed with their best line-ups in the 15th edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament which was a great preparation for them for the upcoming ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. The ASBC Asian event is not scheduled yet, the biddings are open but the management is still waiting for the clearance of the current situation which affects all events worldwide.

Laishram Bilotson Singh competed successfully at the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament eight months ago therefore he had enough experience to capture the gold medal at the bantamweight (56kg) in Vilnius. The 18-year-old Indian boxer had to do his very best against Ukraine’s Maksym Vlasiuk but he was succeeded and won that tough fight by split decision in Lithuania’s capital.

Akash Ramesh Gorkha was silver medallist already in the 2017 Indian Junior Boxing Championships and his efforts in the recent years delivered continuous development for him. Gorkha advanced to the final of the lightweight (60kg) where he had to meet with Estonia’s Matvey Starikov whose father was a strong boxer in the ‘90s. Gorkha maintained the best fighting distance successfully and controlled the final achieving India’s second gold medal.

Czech Republic’s Erik Suchy delivered several surprises in the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament and in the final of the light welterweight (64kg) he was able to beat India’s Youth National Champion Ajay Kumar. Ukraine’s Andriy Khaletskiy controlled his final over India’s Jungnoo at the super heavyweight (+91kg) which was the Asian boxing power’s fourth fight in the day of the finals.

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