Asian silver-medallist Ankit Khatana in semis of world youth boxing

Vastavam web: Asian silver-medallist Ankit Khatana advanced to the semifinals to assure himself of a medal at the ongoing youth world boxing championships here. Ankit became the third Indian boxer to make the semifinals at the event after he prevailed 5-0 over Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan in the lightweight 60kg category quarterfinals late last night. He will square off against Thailand’s Atichai Phoemsap in the semifinals. Phoemsap got the better of Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsutsumi in his quarterfinal bout. Reigning champion Nitu (48kg) and Asian bronze-medallist Bhavesh Kattimani (52kg) are the other Indian boxers to have advanced to the semifinals.