Seasoned Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (64kg) secured his fifth successive medal on the Asian Boxing Championships by advancing to the semifinals after out-punching Kuwait’s Nader Odah within the last-eight stage in Dubai on Tuesday. Thapa prevailed 5-Zero in a lop-sided conflict to arrange a showdown with defending champion and prime seed Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan. Usmonov outclassed John Paul Panuayan.
Thapa received a gold within the 2013 championships, bronze in 2015 and 2019 and silver in 2017. He is assured of no less than a bronze within the ongoing version, bettering his personal place as probably the most profitable Indian boxer within the match’s historical past.
Thapa was in management from the phrase go and was hardly examined by his opponent, who additionally confronted a standing eight depend within the opening spherical. The Assamese boxer was notably spectacular along with his left jabs.
However, Commonwealth Games bronze-winner Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) went right down to Uzbekistan’s reigning world champion Mirazizbek Mirzahalilov in a fiercely-fought quarterfinal.
The Indian boxer misplaced 1-Four after giving the top-seeded defending champion fairly a struggle. Mirzahalilov, who can be the Asian Games champion, was caught off guard by Hussamuddin’s highly effective counter-attacks on a couple of event.
However, the Uzbek’s assured footwork and precisely-placed straights for a majority of the bout, helped him seal it in the long run.
In one other disappointment for India, Iran’s Meysam Gheslaghi defeated Sumit Sangwan within the males’s gentle heavyweight (81kg) division in a late Monday night time bout.
On Wednesday, India’s Olympic-bound males pugilists Amit Panghal (52kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) will kick-start their marketing campaign.
World Championships silver-medallist and defending champion Panghal will face Mogolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh.
The two final confronted one another on the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan final yr the place the Indian had triumphed in a gruelling contest.
Asian Games champion Vikas Krishan will sq. off in opposition to Iran’s Moslem Malamir, whereas final version’s silver-winner Ashish will face World Championships and Asian Games silver-medallist Abilkhan Amankul of Kazakhstan.
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