A solid opening day at the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers on Tuesday in Amman, Jordan, saw Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki and Ashish Kumar winning their respective round of 32 bouts against Kyrgyzstan's Akylbek Esenbek Uulu and Chinese Taipei’s Chia-Wei Kan respectively.
Day 2 of the qualification event will see two Indian women boxers Sakshi Chaudhary and Simranjit Kaur Baath in action. While Sakshi Chaudhary will take on Thailand’s fourth-seeded Nilawan Techasuep, Simranjit Kaur Baath will face Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volossenko.
Indian boxing contingent at Asian Olympic Boxing Qualification
Amit Panghal (52kg), Gaurav Solanki (57kg), Manish Kaushik (63 kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Sachin Kumar (81kg), Naman Tanwar (91kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg).
Mary Kom (51kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (57kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg).
Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers fixtures and schedule
The Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers will see the preliminary rounds run from March 3-7 while quarter-final bouts are scheduled for March 8-9. The semi-finals and box-offs will be held on March 10, with the finals and last round of box-offs set for March 11.
The opening round schedule for the Indian boxers are as follows:
March 4 - 2:30 PM IST - 6:30 PM IST
Sakshi Chaudhary vs Nilawan Techasuep (THA)
Simranjit Kaur vs Rimma Volossenko (KAZ)
March 5 - 8:30 PM IST - 12:30 AM IST
Manish Kaushik vs Chu-En Lai (TPE)
Sachin Kumar vs Dee Ioapo (SAM)
March 6 - 8:30 PM IST - 12:30 AM IST
Naman Tanwar vs Alaa Aldin Ghousoon (SYR)
Vikas Krishan vs Nursultan Mamataly (KGZ)/ Sherali Mamadaliev (TJK)
March 7 - 2:30 PM - 6: 30 PM IST
Amit Panghal vs Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu (MGL) / Shukhrat Sabzaliev (TJK)
8:30 PM IST - 12:30 AM IST
MC Mary Kom vs Benny Tasmyn (NZL)
March 8 - 8:30 PM IST-12:30 AM IST
Satish Kumar vs Daivii Otgonbayar (MGL)
Pooja Rani vs Pornnipa Chutee (THA)
Lovlina Borgohain vs Maftunakhon Melieva (UZB)
When and where to watch the boxing Olympic qualifiers
You can follow all the action from the Asia/Oceania Boxing Qualification live
You can also follow the daily live blog in both English and Hindi on the Olympic Channel.