When is Manish Kaushik’s bout at the Asian boxing Olympics qualifiers?

Indian male boxers Ashish Kumar, Manish Kaushik and Sachin Kumar will be in action in the preliminary rounds on March 5.

By Olympic Channel Writer ·

A double-delight day at the Asian boxing Olympics qualifiers on Wednesday in Amman, Jordan, saw Indian women’s boxers Sakshi Chaudhary and Simranjit Kaur winning their respective round-of-16 bouts against Thailand’s fourth-seeded Nilawan Techasuep and Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volossenko, respectively, and make it to the quarter-finals.

Day 3 of the qualification event will see India’s male boxers back in action, as Ashish Kumar, Manish Kaushik and Sachin Kumar take to the ring for the first time at the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers.

First up, in the morning, Ashish Kumar will face Kyrgyztan's Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu in the men's middleweight (69-75kg) in their round-of-16 match.

Then, Manish Kaushik will have to face Chinese Taipei’s Chu-En Lai in the men’s lightweight (57-63kg) category while later in the day, Sachin Kumar will go up against Samoa's Dee Ioapo for their men’s light heavyweight (75-81kg) bout.

With both Manish Kaushik and Sachin Kumar's opponents having been granted round-of-32 byes in the qualifiers, they will each be fighting to get into their respective quarter-finals tomorrow.

Manish Kaushik.

Indian boxing contingent at Asian Olympic Boxing Qualification

Men’s squad:

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).

Women’s squad:

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 will be held on March 10, with the finals and last round of fights set for March 11.

The opening round schedule for the Indian boxers at the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers are as follows:

March 5

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM IST

Ashish Kumar vs Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu (KGZ)

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 Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers

You can follow all the action from the Asia/Oceania Boxing Qualification live exclusively on the Olympic Channel as well as our Facebook page. The morning session will get underway at 1:30 PM IST while the evening session is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM IST.

You can also follow the daily live blog in both English and Hindi on the Olympic Channel.