In the previous edition of the tournament in 2019, Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik won silver and bronze respectively, for India.
Besides Shiva Thapa, four other Indians to enter the Men's Boxing World Championships are Sanjeet (92kg), Nishant Dev (71kg), Akash Kumar (54kg) and Narender (+92).
Following Nishant Dev’s win, two other Indians Sumit (75kg) and Narender Berwal (+92kg) also won their respective first-round bouts late last night.
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.
The sport of boxing is currently going through a tough time after it was found in an investigation that over 10 bouts at the 2016 Rio Olympics were manipulated.
Both Devendro and Suranjoy are among 14 coaches who have been short-listed for the national camp in Patiala, starting this week. The World Championships begin on October 24 in Belgrade.
Referees, judges and technical officials for the World Championships in Belgrade next month now face tough selection criteria, including background and other checks.
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).
The country’s Tokyo Olympics-returned boxers will also have to compete and claim gold at the Nationals to be eligible for the global showpiece
From the current 10, the men's weight categories have now gone up to 13 with the minimum weight reduced to 48kg, while women's divisions will go from 10 to 12
A 13-member Indian boxing contingent, including eight men and five women, is participating in the tournament
Olympic-bound Ashish (75kg) tested positive for the virus and as a result of being his roommates, Hussamuddin (57kg) and Sangwan (81kg) were forced to withdraw
A 14-member Indian contingent (eight men and six women), including nine Olympic qualified and other top boxers, is taking part at the 35th edition of the tournament.
The world qualifier, which was to be the final qualifying event for the Games after the continental events, was scheduled to be held in Paris in June.
The 37-year-old flyweight boxer, who is a six-time world champion, last competed at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Jordan in March last year.
Manish defeated compatriot Saskhi 3-2, while Simranjeet got the better of German Maya Klienhans 4-1
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