2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu register wins

Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu register wins at 2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships (Pic Credit: BFI)
Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu register wins at 2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships (Pic Credit: BFI)

Five-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa outhussled Sierra Leone's John Brown at the 2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Thapa sealed the match with a 5-0 scoreline in the round of 32 in the men's 63.5kg category match.

Thapa will be up against Lounes Hamraoui of France in the pre-quarters of the ongoing boxing tournament.

๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—• ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ”ฅ@shivathapa (63.5 kg) ends day 6๏ธโƒฃ for ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ on a winning note as he got the better of ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ's John Brown comfortably by 5๏ธโƒฃ:0๏ธโƒฃ in the R32 and cruised into the R16 at #MensWorldChampionships ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป#PunchMeinHaiDum#boxing#aibawchs2021

Indian boxer Sumit Kundu maintained his superlative form to defeat Abdumalik Boltaev of Tajikistan in the 75kg round of the 32 match.

Sumit prevailed with a 5-0 scoreline over Boltaev with clean blows. Sumit began in dominant fashion and played on the front foot in an aggressive manner to seal the first two rounds. Boltaev decided to go all out in the third round but unfortunately Sumit's accurate punches and footwork to seal a unanimous victory.

Sumit will be up against Cubaโ€™s Yoenlis Hernandez in the last-16 stage, on Monday.

๐‹๐€๐‰๐€๐–๐€๐€๐ ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฏ@BoxerKundu (75 kg) put up fabulous performance to beat his opponent ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ's Abdumalik Boltaev 5๏ธโƒฃ:0๏ธโƒฃ in the R32 & reached the pre quarters of #MensWorldChampionships ๐ŸฅŠWell done young man! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป#PunchMeinHaiDum#boxing#aibawchs2021

Other Indian pugilists who competed at the 2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships on Saturday face disappointment.

Sachin Kumar (80kg) suffered a 1-4 defeat at the hands of USA's Robby Gonzales in the last-32 match. Meanwhile, Govind Sahani went down fighting 0-4 against Georgia's Sakhil Alakhvedovi in the last-16 clash in the 48kg category.

October 31 India schedule for the 2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships

A total of four Indian boxers will be in action at the 2021 AIBA Men's Boxing Championships on Sunday.

Nishant Dev will now square off against Mexico's Alvarez Verde in the last-16 round on Sunday. Nishant paved his way through to the 71kg pre-quarterfinal match with a 4-1 victory against Mauritius's Merven Clair.

Apart from Nishant, three more Indian boxers will square off in the pre-quarterfinals round on Sunday.

The reigning Asian champion Sanjeet will take on Georgia's Giorgi Tchigladze in the 92kg category. Akash Kumar, who received a walkover in the last round, will compete in the 54kg division against Puerto Rico's Caleb Tirado. Meanwhile, Narender will square off against Tajikistan's Jakhon Qurbonov in the +92kg category.

Also read: Shiva Thapa beats Kenyaโ€™s Victor Nyadera at 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships

Edited by Aditya Singh
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