Experienced boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin showed his class by posting a convincing win over Macedonia's Alen Rustemovski in a men's 57kg first-round bout in the featherweight category and began his quest for a medal in the World Boxing Championships.

Hussamuddin's international barren run ended with a bronze medal at the 2015 Military World Games. He has progressed since then, and he is now one of the best boxers in the country in his weight class.

Hussamuddin continued to shine in 2019, winning silver at the Gee Bee Boxing Tournament after winning bronze at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and gold at the Chemistry Cup. He won silver at the Boxam International in March 2021 and bronze at the CWG and

Asian Championships in 2022.

Hussamuddin, one of the squad's most experienced campaigners, will be looking to make an impression at his first World Championships.

Varinder Singh (60kg) will go up against Mujibillo Tursunov of Uzbekistan later in the day. Tokyo Olympian and 2019 Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Chaudhary will take on Meysam Gheshlaghi of Iran in the 80kg opening round on Tuesday.

Debutant Harsh Choudhary (86 kg) will look to make an instant impact as he will take on Australia's B. Mcallister on Tuesday. Nishant Dev (71kg), who finished in the quarter-finals in the 2021 edition will take on World championships bronze medallist Sarkhan Aliyev of Azerbaijan.
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