World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers: Nishant Dev dominates Otgonbaatar in two minutes, Abhinash Jamwal suffers a loss in close bout

Nishant Dev. (Credit: Boxing Federation of India)
Nishant Dev. (Credit: Boxing Federation of India)

In the ongoing second World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers, World Championships bronze medalist Nishant Dev outclassed his opponent from Mongolia in just over two minutes in the 71 kg category second round to make it to the pre-quarter-final.

Meanwhile, Abhinash Jamwal made an unfortunate exit from the 63.5 kg category in Bangkok, Thailand for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024 on Tuesday, May 28.

Moving into the details of the bout, Nishant Dev initiated his match with a flurry of punches against Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdeneto from Mongolia to force a standing count in the very first minute.

A combination of a jab and cross hook led to another standing count and the Referee Stopped the Contest (RSC) with 58 seconds still left to play in Round 1.


Abhinash Jamwal put up a strong fight in the World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers

Earlier in the day, Abhinash Jamwal put up a strong fight after losing a thrilling first round against Jose Manuel Viafara Fory from Colombia.

Jamwal clearly dominated the third and final round forcing a tie on points from all five judges. As per the rules, the judges were asked again to weigh the performance and decide the winner; all of them then finally voted in Fory’s favor after a long deliberation to seal the final score 5:0 for the Colombian.

Third Indian boxer, Sachin Siwach will lock horns with Frederik Jensen from Denmark in the 57 kg category round of 32 encounter later in the World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers for the forthcoming quadrennial event in Paris.

It’s important to note that India has already clinched three quotas for the Paris Olympics 2024 with Nikhat Zareen (women’s 50kg), Preeti (54kg), and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) securing their berths by winning bronze medals at the Asian Games in 2023 in China.

Notably, India has picked seven men and three women boxers for the ongoing World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers and five of them received an opening-round bye.

Interestingly, Indian boxers couldn’t make it big in the first World Boxing Qualification competition held in Busto Arsizio, Italy in March 2024.

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