Medals positive for Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh, Manoj Kumar during Boxing Nationals


Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh, Manoj Kumar, Boxing Nationals, Boxing Nationals Championship, Boxing India, Boxing Shiva Thapa fought by a bloodied front to assure himself of his lass lightweight (60kg) medal. (Source: PTI)

World Championships bronze-medallist Shiva Thapa fought by a bloodied forehead to assure himself of his lass lightweight (60kg) award yet his debate was thrown into danger due to the injury on an differently predicted nonetheless controversial quarterfinals day in a National Men’s Boxing Championships.

Shiva, a former Asian champion and a two-time Olympian, was cruising along in his quarterfinal competition opposite All India Police’s Ashok who head-butted a internal favourite to delayed him down in a final few seconds of a second round.

The conduct boundary resulted in a draining front for a 23-year-old Shiva, who still managed to win a hitch 5-0 but had to be rushed to a doctor.

Shiva, however, insisted that he will contest on Monday.

To his credit, a throng favourite finished a three rounds notwithstanding a draining even yet he spent a improved partial of a final 3 mins perplexing to equivocate aggravating the injury.

It was not an easy float for other achieved names either as former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg) and Asian Championships silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (52kg) staved off unbending plea in their respective quarterfinal bouts to be positive of medals.

Manoj endured a tough one opposite Jammu and Kashmir’s Ashish, a fighter who attempted tough to get a upper-hand with his height and strech advantage.

However, a two-time Asian bronze-medallist Manoj drew from his outrageous fountainhead of knowledge to not usually delayed down a gait of a hitch yet also utterly literally tire out his aggressive opponent.

To Manoj’s credit, his punches were purify opposite the seemingly some-more absolute opposition and after a evenly-fought first dual rounds, a Haryana-lad, competing for a Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), managed to browbeat a third round for a separate 4-1 outcome in his favour.

Devendro’s hitch opposite Haryana’s Niraj was also fought on an even keel and a Manipuri had to puncture hard. Devendro was matched punch for punch by Niraj yet a Asian Championships silver-medallist did usually adequate to eke out a 3-2 win.

At a finish of a bout, a agreeable 23-year-old embraced Niraj for a tough quarrel he had given him.

However, Dinesh Kumar (91kg), competing in his first tournament after a dual and a half year injury-forced break, outclassed Himachal Pradesh’s Abhishek in underneath 3 rounds to impetus into a semifinals.

In a usually dissapoint of a day, two-time former national champion Jasveer Singh (91kg) mislaid to Madhya Pradesh’s Gaurav after fast a cut on his forehead.

There was some debate as good when Andhra Pradesh and Haryana protested opposite what they called “unfair decisions” opposite their boxers — Durga Rao (60kg) and Ashish (64kg).

While Durga Rao mislaid to Vikas Malik, Ashish went down to Rohit Tokas. Both a wining boxers belonged to RSPB.

But a tournament’s Technical Supervisor Kishen Narsi said, “There was a tie in a final scores and we had to find a particular preferences of a judges who ruled in foster of a particular winners.”

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