Rohit Mor and Akash Sangwan began India’s marketing campaign on the 2021 AIBA Males’s World Boxing Championships with commanding victories on the opening day in Belgrade, Serbia.
Each the boxers made cautious begins of their opening match of the distinguished championships. Nonetheless, following a detailed first spherical, the 20-year-old Indian noticed making good use of his peak and hitting some well timed heavy blows to attain essential factors within the subsequent spherical. Rohit didn’t let the momentum slip away and managed a complete victory towards the Ecuadorian pugilist, who participated on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Later within the evening, Akash prolonged the profitable momentum for India and produced an equally dominating present towards Adem Fukran of Turkey within the 67kg bout. The 21-year-old Akash showcased good attacking in addition to defensive expertise of boxing and hardly allowed the Turkish boxer to attain any factors earlier than finishing a 5-0 win in a lopsided match.
On the second day of the competitors on Tuesday, 4 Indians will play their opening-round matches. Whereas bronze medal winner of 2015’s version, Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) will tackle Kenya’s Victor Nyadera, Narender (+92kg) will struggle towards Poland’s Oskar Safaryan. Sumit (75kg) will play towards Damon O’Neill of Jamaica.
Alternatively, Deepak Bhoria (51kg) may have a relatively troublesome problem in his opening spherical match as he’ll begin off towards two-time Asian champion Azat Usenaliev of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday. In-form Deepak, who claimed senior nationals title final month, had caught many eyeballs earlier this 12 months after defeating Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan at Strandja Memorial Event.
Two Indian pugilists – reigning Asian champion Sanjeet (92kg) and Sachin Kumar (80) have been awarded with first-round byes of their respective classes. Govind kumar Sahani (48kg), Varinder Singh (60kg), Nishant Dev (71kg), Sumit (75kg) and Lakshya Chahar (86kg) are the opposite boxers of the 13-member Indian contingent who will compete on the twenty first version of the match which is able to go on until November 6.
The occasion has been witnessing competitors between 650 prime boxers from greater than 100 taking part nations from the world over. It’s also the primary time in historical past, the championships are being performed in 13 weight classes as per AIBA’s newly-introduced weight divisions.
The gold medalists of every class will obtain $100,000 whereas silver and bronze medallists will probably be given $50,000 and $25,000 respectively. Alongside an unlimited prize pool of $2.6 million, AIBA can even award the winners with superbly designed medals, product of strong gold and silver respectively, and belts to commemorate their accomplishments.
Within the final version of the Males’s World Championships, held in 2019, Indian contingent had concluded its marketing campaign with two medals together with one silver by Amit Panghal and a bronze claimed by Manish Kaushik.