Belgrade: Five-time Asian medalist Indian boxer Shiva Thapa entered the quarter-finals at the Boxing World Championship held at Belgrade in Serbia. Shiv Thapa defeated Lounes Hamraoui of France by 4-1 in the pre-quarterfinals and will face Kerem Oezmen of Turkey in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
He is just one win away from becoming the first Indian male boxer to claim two world championship medals. He had won a bronze medal in the 2015 World Championship held in Doha, Qatar.
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Four other Indian boxers will also be fighting their quarterfinal this evening. Akash Kumar (54kg) will face Venezuela’s Yoel Finol, Narender Berwal (+92kg) will face Mahammad Abdullayev of Azerbaijan, Nishant Dev (71kg) will face Russia’s Vadim Musaev and Sanjeet (92kg) will face Italian Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine.
The gold medal winners will get a prize money of $ 100,000, silver medalists will be given $ 50,000 and both bronze-medalists will be awarded $ 25,000 each.
SHIVA SAILS THROUGH ??@shivathapa (63.5 kg) puts up yet another impressive performance & walks into the quarter finals of #MensWorldChampionships in style as he defeats ??'s Lounes Hamraoui 4??:1?? in the last-16 ??#PunchMeinHaiDum#boxing#aibawchs2021 pic.twitter.com/AjGghWs96J
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) November 1, 2021