Following Nishant Dev’s win, two other Indians Sumit (75kg) and Narender Berwal (+92kg) also won their respective first-round bouts late last night.
Thapa, who won a bronze at the showpiece in 2015, will face Sierra Leone's John Brown on October 30 in the round of 32.
Akash Sangwan defeated Turkey’s Furkan Adem 5-0 to enter the 67kg second round in a bout that went into late last night.
Rohit enjoyed an upper hand from the word go defeating Ecuador’s Jean Caicedo 5-0 in the 57kg opening round.
While Sachin (80kg) will face American Robby Gonzalez in the second round, Sanjeet (92kg) is up against Russian Andre Stotskii in his opening bout.
More than 600 boxers from over 100 countries are set to compete. The competition will be held in 13 weight categories for the first time in AIBA's history.
India will be represented by a full-strength 13-strong squad featuring Asian medal-winners like Deepak Kumar (51kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) and Sanjeet (92kg).
Gold medal winners from the national championships will earn themselves a chance to represent the country at the world championships to be held in Serbia from October 24 to November 6.
The Assam boxer showed great footwork and used all his experience to put pressure on his RSPB opponent with precise punches.
The gold-medallist from this event will make the Indian team for the world championships in Belgrade next month.
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Thapa won a gold in the 2013 championships, bronze in 2015 and 2019 and silver in 2017. He is now assured of at least a bronze in the ongoing edition
Thapa entered the quarter-finals outpunching Kyrgyzstan’s Dmitrii Puchinn 5-0 in the 64kg opening round bout
However, defending champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) bowed out. The former junior world champion was beaten 2-3 by American Christina Cruz
Shiva Thapa (63kg) outpunched Kazakhstan's national champion Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to win a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 boxing test event on Thursday.
Shiva Thapa (63kg) defeated Japan's Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict to advance to the final at the Tokyo 2020 boxing test event on Wednesday.
With Shiva Thapa's gold medal in 63 kg, Indian boxers finished their campaign on a high with 1 gold, 1 silver and two bronze medals at the VII Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
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