Shiva Thapa, L Sarita Devi enter semis of Asian Boxing C’ships

Shiva Thapa (60kg) and veteran L Sarita Devi (60kg) have entered the semifinals at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok on Tuesday.

In all, eight Indian boxers — four women and four men — advanced to the medal rounds on day two of quarterfinals.

The 25-year-old Thapa defeated Thailand’s Rujakran Juntrong in a one-sided lightweight contest 5-0.

In the women’s draw, former world champion Sarita defeated Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volossenko in a split decision to advance.