Visakhapatm, Oct 28 : Assams star boxer Shiva Thapa produced yet another stellar performance to punch his way into the semi-fils of the 2nd Elite Mens tiol Boxing Championship at the Swar Bharati Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
Shiva enters semis
Taking on local favourite Durga Rao in the lightweight (60 kilogram) category, Shiva was at his clinical best as he routed his opponent 5-0. He is now assured of at least a bronze medal if not a third tiol championship crown.
The feisty 2015 World Championship bronze medalist, who had beaten Durga back in 2011, came into the match well prepared. He was also cautious as he was aware of his opponent's caliber.
"He is someone you would want to avoid in a crucial bout like this," Shiva said after his win. "I know I have beaten him in the past but he is a very good boxer and I had to come fully prepared and with a set strategy," he added. IANS