New Delhi: Experienced Shiv Thapa (63.5kg) advanced to the second round of the AIBA World Boxing Championships with a one-sided victory while tournament debutant Deepak Bohria (51kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals with an easy win in his opening bout here on Tuesday. entered.
India’s Amazing in World Championship
Five-time Asian medalist Shiva, who is participating in the World Championships for the third time, registered a 5-0 win over Victor Niyadera of Kenya in a one-sided encounter. This Indian did not let his small stature become a hindrance during the match and made strong counter-attacks on Niyadera. Asian Championships silver medalist Deepak also did not give any chance to the opposing boxer during his 5-0 win over Kyrgyzstan’s Ajat Usnaliev in his round of 16 match.
Next match on 30 October
Shiva, who won a bronze medal in 2015 in this tournament, will take on Sierra Leone’s John Brown in the last 32 round. This match will be played from 30 October. Deepak’s path, however, will not be easy. He is scheduled to take on Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibosinov, Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist, on November 1. Earlier on Monday night, Akash Sangwan (67kg) made his debut in the second round with a comfortable 5-0 win over Turkey’s Furkan Adam.
Sangwan will also have eyes
Defending national champion Sangwan will next face Germany’s Daniel Kröter, who got a bye in the first round. In the match played last night, the Indian boxer dominated Adam from the beginning and won a one-sided victory. Another debutant, Rohit Mor (57kg), defeated Ecuador’s Jean Cassado 5-0. He will next face Alan Rahimich of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Asian champions Sanjeet (92kg) and Sachin Kumar (80kg) got byes in the first round. Sachin will take on Robby Gonzalez of America in the second round on October 30, while Sanjeet will take on Andre Stosky of Russia on October 29. More than 600 boxers from 100 countries are participating in this championship. In some weight categories, boxers must win at least three matches to reach the quarter-finals.