Sachin Siwach enter into Kazakh boxing tourney quarterfinals

Vastavam web: Former world youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) was among the two Indian boxers to enter the quarterfinals, while three others lost their opening-round bouts of the President’s Cup Tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.Sachin, who was voted the best youth boxer of the Asian Confederation last year, edged past local hope O Bayniyazov 3-2 to make the last-eight stage last night.Bowing out with first-round losses were Thomas Meitei Mayengbam (64kg), Dinesh dagar (69kg), and India Open gold-medallist Sanjeet (91kg).Thomas was beaten 0-5 by Thailand’s Masuk Wuttichai, while Dinesh lost by a similar margin to Uzbekistan’s Makhmud Gaipov.