National Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa Sails Into Last-16, Gaurav Bidhuri Bows Out After First-Round Loss

Day 3 of the lads’s National Boxing Championships noticed a number of ups and downs.© Twitter

Five-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) moved into the pre-quarterfinals with a knockout victory however former world championship bronze-winner Gaurav Bidhuri (57kg) exited after a gap spherical loss within the men’s National Boxing Championships on Friday. Representing Assam, Thapa knocked out Shubham Mamta of Steel Plant Sports Board (SPSB) within the opening spherical of his bout. Shubham was attended to by the medical workforce after the physique shot threw him off steadiness within the ring. “There is pain but he should be alright. He will be assessed again tomorrow,” a prime official on the event instructed PTI.

However, Bidhuri (Railways Sports Promotion Board) was upstaged by Haryana’s Sachin, who prevailed 4-1 within the bout.

Another Haryana pugilist and South Asian Games champion Ankit Khatana made his method into the 75kg quarter-finals after he out-punched Himachal Pradesh’s Dharm Pal in unanimous victory.

Telangana’s Savio Dominic Michael (54kg) and Goa’s Ashok Patil (67kg) too progressed to the last-eight stage with equivalent 4-1 victories.

While Savio defeated Jharkhand’s Krishna Jora, Ashok Patil obtained the higher of Himachal Pradesh’s Mohan Chander. Chandigarh’s Kuldeep Kumar (48kg) and Sachin had been among the many different boxers to make progress on the third day of the Championships.

Kuldeep booked a berth within the quarter-finals after a simple 4-0 win over Rajsthan’s Sushil Sahran.


In the 75kg class, Maharashtra pugilist Nikhil Dubey continued his wonderful run within the event and sailed into the quarter-finals. He beat Telangana’s Venu Mandala with ‘RSC’ (Referee Stops the Contest) verdict in a last-16 bout.

The gold-medallist from this occasion will make the Indian workforce for the world championships in Belgrade subsequent month.

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