Both boxers defeated some big names in the tournament.

Indian Boxers Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Gaurav Solanki (57kg) settled for Bronze medals after going down in the semi-final at the Bosphorus Boxing Tournament in Turkey on Friday.

Asian Championship Bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen was up against the 2019 World Championship silver medallist Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in the semi-final of the tournament.

The opening round had both the boxers playing the waiting game but the subsequent rounds saw both the boxers attack a lot in an intense bout but the home favourite landed more punches and secured a unanimous 5-0 win. 

Meanwhile, CWG gold medallist Gaurav Solanki, who notched up impressive wins in the previous rounds, was facing Argentina’s Nirco Cuello. Gaurav fought hard and displayed his attacking prowess from the start but conceded clear punches in the dying minutes to lose 5-0 and bow out of the tournament. India ended their campaign with two bronze medals.

Earlier, Nikhat Zareen produced some magnificent performances in the tournament. She defeated World Champion Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia in the pre-quarterfinals and two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.

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