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Men’s Boxing World Championships: Dominant Rohit Mor Gives India Winning Start In Belgrade

Rohit enjoyed an upper hand from the word go defeating Ecuador’s Jean Caicedo 5-0 in the 57kg opening round.

Men’s Boxing World Championships: Dominant Rohit Mor Gives India Winning Start In Belgrade
India's Rohit Mor will next face Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic in the second round. | BFI
Men’s Boxing World Championships: Dominant Rohit Mor Gives India Winning Start In Belgrade
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2021-10-26T00:12:03+05:30

Debutant Rohit Mor (57kg) gave India a winning start after Asian champion Sanjeet (92kg) received a first-round bye, along with one other boxer from the country, as record participation presented an expectedly strong field across weight categories at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Belgrade. (Other Sports News)

Rohit defeated Ecuador’s Jean Caicedo 5-0 in a confident opening-round performance this evening. Next up for him is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic. The other Indian to get a bye is also a tournament debutant in Sachin Kumar (80kg). He will face American Robby Gonzalez in the second round on October30.

Sanjeet will be up against Russian Andre Stotskii in his opening bout on October 29. With more than 600 boxers from over 100 countries in fray, a lot of competitors will have to win at least three bouts in some categories to get to the quarterfinal stage.

Five-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) is one such boxer. Thapa who won a bronze at the world showpiece in 2015, will open his campaign against Kenya's Victor Odhiambo Nyadera on Tuesday.

Asian silver-medallist Deepak Kumar (51kg), who impressed last year with his giant-slaying performances en route to a silver at the prestigious Strandja memorial tournament, will square off against Kyrgyzstan's Azat Usenaliev in his opening bout on Tuesday.

A day later, debutant Govind Sahani (48kg) will face Ecuador's Billy Joao Ortiz in his opening bout. In the 54kg division, Akash Kumar (54kg) has Germany's Omar Salah as his first-round opponent and he will take the ring on October 29.

Later this evening Akash (67kg) will compete against Turkey’s Furkan Adem. On Wednesday, Varinder Singh (60kg) will fight Armenia's Karen Tonakanyan, while Nishat Dev (71kg) will face Hungary's Laszlo Kozak in his first bout.

Lakshya Chahar (86kg) will take on Korean Kim Hyeongkyu on the same day. Sumit (75kG) will join Thapa and Deepak in competing on Tuesday when he takes the ring against Jamaica's Damon O'Neill. In the +92kg category, Narender will square off against Poland's Oskar Safaryan on Tuesday.

The gold-winners at the showpiece will walk away with a prize money of USD 100,000. The silver medallists are to be given USD 50,000, and both bronze-medallists will be awarded USD 25,000 each. The total prize purse stands at a whopping USD 2.6 million.

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