INCHEON, Sept 30 (IANS): Boxer Satish Kumar on Tuesday reached the semi-finals, assuring India a medal in the super heavy weight category (+91kg), after winning his quarter-final bout in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here.
He beat Jordan�s Hussein Eishaish 2-1 by a split decision.
He got a cumulative 28-29 verdict from Uzbekistan�s Judge A and favourable vedicts from Cuba�s Judge B and Philippines� Judge C, both giving 29-28 judgment to the Indian after completion of three rounds.
He will take on Kazakhstan�s Ivan Dycho in the last four match on Thursday.
Earlier, Shiva Thapa lost his quarter-final bout of the bantamweight (56kg) category, going down to Philippines� Mazrio Fernandez 0-3 by a unanimous judges� decision.
He got a 27-30 verdict from Tunisian Judge A, 28-29 from Belarusian Judge B and 27-30 from South Korea�s Judge C.