KARACHI As many as nine Pakistani boxers reached semi-finals in their respective weight categories to insure that the host clinches at least bronze medals in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing here on Monday at KPT Benazir Bhutto Sports Complex. On third day of the sixteen-team championship, Nadir Baloch of Pakistan Green defeated his opponent Al Masri of Syria 9-8 in the quarter final of light fly weight to enter semi final stage. Mohib Bacha also reached the semi-final in the same weight category when he defeated Fahmi Ali of Yemen 9-2. Abdul Waheed of Pakistan White also reached the last four of flyweight with 8-0 verdict over Ahmed of Yemen. In the same weight Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan Green also reached the semi-final. Yesterday three home boxers had reached the semi final. In the heavy weight, Imran and Yasir Javed have already reached the semi-final because there are only four entries in that weight category. On Sunday, three Pakistani boxers Muhammad Zakir and Nadir Khan moved to the semi-finals in their weight categories to insure two bronze medals to the host nation. Playing in 69 Kg welter weight category Muhammad Zakir of Pakistan White team had easy passage into the semi-final when he outpointed Helmi Hussein of Yemen by a comfortable 8-2 points margin. The Yemeni from the first gong to the last remained under pressure as the Pakistani landed point scoring jabs on his opponent. Egged on by his teammates, Muhammad Zakir totally dominated the first round and again ruled in the second. The Yemeni as a last resort tried to fight back in the third energy-sapping third round but it was too late for him as a better fit Pakistani clinched more points to reach the last four stage where he is certain to clinch a bronze even if he looses his next fight. Nadir Khan of Pakistan White boxing in 75 Kg Middleweight displayed superb stamina and skills. His opponent Sheng Hua Lee of Chinese Taipei had no answer to the barrage of onslaughts unleashed by his superior opponent. Though Nadir Khan continued to rain his punches but the Taiwanese showed great strength to absorb the punishment and refused to go down under pressure. Any other boxers receiving the same treatment would have thrown in the towel or knuckled under the pressure but Sheng Hua remained on his feet till the final bell only to lose by 8-0 margin. Two other Pakistanis however suffered defeats to make their exit from the competition. Dur Muhammad of Pakistan Green put up a good fight in Welterweight against Ahmed Jassem of Iraq who clinched a narrow 8-6 verdict over his Pakistani opponent. The first round between two skilful boxers was closely fought with two scoring good points. However in the second round, the Iraqi took the lead and when the final decisive round began Dur Muhammad was under pressure to make up the losses but his efforts went in vain and he lost the fight. Nisar Khan of Pakistan Greens was no match to Sile Hu of Peoples Republic of China who forced a technical knock out decision over the Pakistani. This was not the only TKO verdict on the second eventful day of the championship which has seen some good quality fights. Aung KO KO of Myanmar also scored TKO win over Thoalfokar A Kareem of Iraq in Middleweight (75Kg) fight. The referee had to intervene and stop the fight when the Iraqi failed to defend himself under the heavy barrage of punches from his opponent. Syrias Moustafa Fara earned the quickest victory when he knocked out Manqosh Hasimi of Afghanistan in Middleweight (75Kg) category. On Saturday night Adnan Hussain of Pakistan Green out pointed Miklos Varga of Hungary 12-6 to reach the quarter final of Lightweight (60Kg) categories. Pakistan Whites Arshad Hussain suffered defeat at the hands of B.Tuvshinbat of Mongolia. The Mongolian used all the tricks in his bag to create scare for the Pakistani and the referee had to stop the fight in favour of the Mongolian in the Middleweight. Quarter Final matches played on Monday. Light Fly Weight 48 kg Nadir Baloch( PAK Green) beat Hussin Al Masri ( SYR) 9-8 v Hassan Ali Shakir (Iraq) beat Htet Aung(Mayanmar) 6-2 Mahmudov Alisher(Uzbekistan) beat Sadun Fernando(Sri Lanka) 6-3 Mohib Bacha( PAK White) beat Fahmi Ali (Yemen) 9-2 Fly Weight 51 kg. Abdul Waheed (PAK White) beat Ahmed Ahmed (Yemen) 8-0, Niamogui Songlnekani (Central African Republic) beat Yao Cheng Chang(Chinese Taipie) 1-0, Anan Pongkhet (Thailand) beat Vo Xuan Thanh(Vietnam) 2-0, Mohammad Waseem ( PAK Green) beat Nazarov Olimjon (Uzbekistan) 2-0. Bantam Weight 54 kg. J.Otgonbayar (Mongolia) beat Niamat Ullah (Pak Green) 3-2 Nguyen Van Hai (Vietnam) beat Itthiphon Phursi (Thailand) 4-3 Chin Yuan Kao(Chinese Taipie) declared winner against Nassir Salem (Yemen) 4-1 after the two tied one all in three rounds. Results of the quarter-finals played on Sunday afternoon. Welterweight 69kg: Ahmed Jassem (Iraq) beat Dur Muhammad (Pak Greens) 8-6. Selebangue Welcome (Central Africa) beat Hsiao Ken Su (Chinese Taipei) 4-0. Mulema Joseph (Cameroon) beat Troung Dinh Hoang (Vietnam) 8-1. M Zakir (Pak Whites) beat Helmi Hussein (Yemen) 8-2. Middleweight (75kg): Sile HU (China) beat Nisar Khan (Pak Greens) TKO. Aung Ko Ko (Myanmar) beat THoalfokar A Kareem (Iraq) TKO Moustafa Fara (Syria) beat Manqoosh Nasimi (Afghanistan) KO. Nadir Khan (Pak Whites) beat Sheng Hua Lee (Taiwan) 8-0 Light heavyweight (81kg): Ishak Waez (Syria) beat Parnoj Kumar (India). Fanlong Meng (China) beat Hassan Khan (Pak Greens). Super heavyweight (91kg plus): Heshual Li (China) beat Mendouga BlasT (Cameroon). Naresh Singh (India) beat Abdullah Ayub (Afghanistan). Ghson Ahmad (Syria) beat Mir Waiz (Pak Greens).