Asian Boxing Championship: Shiva Thapa punches his way into quarter-finals

first_imgIndian boxer Shiva Thapa stormed into the quarter-finals of the boxing-championship.html”>Asian Boxing Championship after defeating Kyrgyzstan’s Omurbek Malabekov in the Men’s 60 kg weight category here on Tuesday.World Championships bronze-medallist Thapa swept aside Malabekov in a split verdict to book his place in the last eight.The 23-year-old will now lock horns with Chinese Taipei’s Chu-En Lai for a place in the semi-finals.Meanwhile, Sumit Sangwan, a former gold medallist at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, also made it to the quarter-finals of 91 kg category after knocking down Erdenebayar Sandagsuren of Mangolia.Sumit will now face third-seeded Fengkai Yu of China for a place in the semi-finals.Earlier, Vikas Krishan (75 kg), Gaurav Bidhuri (56 kg) and Amit Phangal (49 kg) had also booked their places into the last eight of the tournament after winning their respective matches.last_img read more