Manish Kaushik lost the 63kg in world boxing championship 2019 semi final bout to former world champion and top seeded Cuban Andy Cruz Gomes by unanimous decision in Russia. Manish thus become only the sixth Indian male boxers to medal at the world boxing championship.
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had clarified that fighters who win decorations at the World Championships will be programmed picks for the Olympic qualifiers planned for February in China.
“Truly, Amit and Manish will go the qualifiers. There won’t be any preliminaries in their weight classifications now,” Indian Boxing’s High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI.
The remainder of the squad will be singled out the premise of camp execution, focuses aggregated at global occasions and sometimes, preliminaries.