Shiv Thapa one step away from creating history in World Boxing Championship

World Boxing Championships: Shiv Thapa is one victory away from becoming the first Indian male boxer to win two medals at the World Championships.(Shiv Thapa Twitter)

World Boxing Championship: Shiv Thapa has reached the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Championship. He is just one step away from the medal. If he reaches the semi-finals, he will also create history.

Belgrade. Five-time Asian medalist Shiv Thapa (63.5kg) is just one way away from creating history at the World Boxing Championships. Shiva has reached the quarterfinals and is one win away from becoming the first Indian male boxer to win two medals at the World Championships. The 27-year-old star Indian boxer defeated France’s Lounes Hamrouei 4-1 in a late night match in the pre-quarterfinals.
Thapa won the bronze medal at the 2015 Doha World Championships. Thapa will now face Turkey’s Karim Ozman. India’s Akash Kumar (54kg) will face Venezuela’s Yoel Finol in the quarterfinals, while Narender Barwal (over 92kg) will take on Azerbaijan’s Mohamed Abdullayev.

Akash had registered a one-sided victory
In front of Akash, Caleb Tirado of Puerto Rico faced a tough challenge in the pre-quarterfinals. The judges unanimously ruled in favor of the Indian boxer. They won 5-0. Narendra defeated Tajikistan’s Jakhon Kurbanov to enter the quarterfinals.

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Nishant Dev (71kg) will face Russia’s Vadim Musaev and Asian champion Sanjeet (92kg) will face Italy’s Aziz Abbes M. Thapa had made it to the pre-quarterfinals by winning a unanimous decision in Round 32 against John Brown of Sierra Leone. Boltaev was nowhere close to the Indian boxer in his ability to deliver accurate punches.

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