World Boxing Championships: Akash, Rohit bow out of their final 16 matches

Indian boxers Rohit Mor and Akash Sangwan ended their campaigns on the 2021 AIBA Males’s Boxing Championships after struggling defeats within the pre-quarterfinals stage in Belgrade, Serbia on Monday.

Enjoying within the 67kg class, Akash began the sport with aggressive intent in opposition to Kevin Brown as each the boxers traded heavy blows. Nonetheless, the Cuban boxer confirmed his technical superiority in opposition to the Indian, who was making a maiden look on the Championships, and secured a win by unanimous choice to arrange a quarter-final with Georgian boxer Lasha Guruli.

Earlier, within the first match of the day for India, it was heartbreak for an additional debutant, Rohit Mor, as his spectacular run within the event ended within the 57kg pre-quarterfinals after he went down combating in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Serik Temirzhanov by a 1-4 verdict.

Throughout matches performed late within the evening on Sunday, Sanjeet and Nishant Dev joined Akash Kumar (54kg) and Narender ( 92) within the Final-8 stage with come-from-behind victories. Having misplaced the opening spherical, the boxer from Rohtak, Sanjeet recovered effectively in time in opposition to the Georgian opponent Giorgi Tchigladze not solely to win the following spherical but additionally the 92kg Final-16 contest 4-1 comfortably.

Equally, taking part in within the 71kg pre-quarterfinals bout, debutant Nishant struggled within the early a part of the sport. Nonetheless, the reigning nationwide champion from Karnataka, turned the tables fairly handsomely within the later stage of the match with some steady sharp and exact physique blows in opposition to the Mexican Alvarez Verde to tilt the results of the closely-fought match 3-2 in his favour.

With only a win away from confirming medals for the nation, Sanjeet will now tackle Italian boxer Aziz Mouhiidine whereas Nishant will sq. off in opposition to Russia’s Vadim Musaev of their respective quarter-final matches on Tuesday.

Deepak could have a powerful problem from the Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan within the 51kg Final-16 match. Sumit (75kg) will sq. off in opposition to Cuban opponent Yoenlis Hernandez whereas the five-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapa will struggle in opposition to France’s Lounes Hamraoui within the 63.5 kg class.

The Boxing Federation of India had fielded a 13-member contingent, with all the present nationwide champions making into the squad, for one of many greatest boxing occasions the place 650 prime boxers are collaborating from greater than 100 nations from internationally.

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