Belgrade: In Boxing, Indian boxers continued their good start at the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships with an easy win in Belgrade, Serbia yesterday, with three of them winning their opening round bouts. Seasoned boxer Shiva Thapa, Deepak Bhoria, and Sumit won their respective bouts to advance in the competition. 

The bronze medal winner of the 2015 edition and reigning national champion, Thapa looked in good touch against Kenya's Victor Nyadera in the 63.5 kg round-of-64 match. Thapa will now take on Sierra Leone's John Brown in the Last-32 clash on Saturday. Deepak Bhoria beat two-time Asian champion Azat Usenaliev of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 in 51 kg Round of 32 match. In the 75 kilogram category, Sumit defeated Damon O'Neill of Jamaica 5-0 in the opening round match.

A 13-member Indian contingent started their campaign at the 21st edition of the tournament which will go on till 6th of November. With the participation of 650 top boxers from more than 100 countries, the championships is being played in 13 weight categories as per AIBA's newly introduced weight divisions.

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