Deepak, Sumit Maintain India’s winning Run In AIBA Men’s Championship
- AIBA’s Men world boxing championship is taking place in Belgrade, Serbia.
- Deepak, Sumit and Narender started with victories on the 2nd day of the competition.
- Boxer Shiva Thapa's 5-0 victory against Kenya's Victor Nyadera.
Extending India’s winning momentum at the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships, Deepak Bhoria, Sumit and Narender started their campaign with commanding victories on the 2nd day of the competition in Belgrade, Serbia. Up against one of the strong contenders for the title, Azat Usenaliev of Kyrgyzstan, Deepak produced a flawless show in the 51kg opening round match. Sumit too was equally dominant during his 75kg opening round match against Jamaican boxer O’Neill Damon as he notched up an easy 5-0 win.
On the other hand, Narender faced some stiff challenges from his Polish opponent Oskar Safaryan in the +92kg bout; however, the Indian recorded a convincing 4-1 win. This came after seasoned boxer Shiva Thapa’s 5-0 victory against Kenya’s Victor Nyadera in the 63.5kg round-of-64 match which set the tone for India on Day 2 of the event which has been witnessing strong competition in presence of 650 top boxers from more than 100 countries playing across 13 weight categories.
With this victory, the five-time Asian Championships medalist Thapa also extended India’s unbeaten run at the prestigious tournament after Rohit Mor and Akash Sangwan won their respective opening round bouts on Day 1. Nishant Dev will be up against Hungary’s Laszlo Kozak in the light middleweight category while Varinder Singh will take on Karen Tonakanyan of Armenia in the 60kg bout. Govind Sahani (48kg) and Lakshya Chahar (86kg) are the other two Indians who will be seen in action tonight.