Guwahati: Assam lad Shiva Thapa wins his opening bout in 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday.
The bronze medal winner of 2015 edition and reigning national champion, Shiva Thapa, was against Kenya’s Victor Nyadera in the 63.5 kg round-of-64 match.
With this victory, the five-time Asian Championships medallist Thapa also extended India’s unbeaten run at the prestigious tournament after Rohit Mor and Akash Sangwan won their respective opening round bouts on Day 1.
Thapa will now take on Sierra Leone’s John Brown in the Last-32 clash on Saturday.
On the other hand, Lovlina Borgohain, who had won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, will also take part in the women’s boxing world championships.
The women’s boxing world championships is scheduled to take place in December in Turkey.
Meanwhile, AIBA received 34 nominations from five confederations, of which 27 were found to be eligible by its ethics committee.