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Boxer Abhishek Yadav storms into semifinals of Elorda Cup

Boxer Abhishek Yadav storms into semifinals of Elorda Cup

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Astana (Kazakhstan)

India’s Abhishek Yadav produced a dominating performance to enter the semifinals of the Elorda Cup boxing tournament, beating Kazakhstan’s Rakhat Seitzhan. Abhishek looked in great touch throughout the bout as he outperformed the home favourite for a comprehensive 5-0 victory in the men’s 67kg quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Pawan Bartwal (54kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg), Varinder Singh (60kg) and Hitesh (71kg) suffered losses in their respective quarterfinals.

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Nepal’s Lamichhane cleared of rape charges

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Chennai

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