Boxer Shiva Thapa From Assam Into Quarter Finals Of National Boxing Championship
According to sources, Thapa defeated Delhi's Jaswinder Singh in the Round of 16 while competing for Assam at 63.5 kg.
GUWAHATI: On January 2, the sixth elite men's national boxing championships saw the record-tying six-time Asian medalist Shiva Thapa and bronze medalist Rohit Tokas proceed to the quarterfinals.
Thapa defeated Delhi's Jaswinder Singh in the Round of 16 while competing for Assam at 63.5 kg. Thapa used his knowledge to completely control the contest and earn the victory by unanimous vote. He will now square off against the victor of the match between Sanu T of Kerala and Ashutosh Kumar of Punjab on January 4.
However, Tokas, who competed in the 67kg division for the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), triumphed over Chhattisgarh's Jai Singh and displayed exceptional skill. Throughout the fight, Tokas silenced his opponent with his strikes and outclassed him.
He ultimately earned a well-deserved 5:0 victory, and on January 4 he will now square off in the ring with the victor of the contest between All India Police's Nishchaya and Haryana's Aman Duhan. It is noteworthy that the championships will feature 386 boxers in total over 13 different weight divisions.
Indian boxer Shiva Thapa is from the Assam city of Guwahati. Additionally, he is the youngest Indian to compete in the Olympics in 2012. His training took place at the Army Sports Institute in Pune, and he has the support of Olympic Gold Quest and Angelina Media Hunt, a company that identifies and cultivates new talent for important competitions.
Third-placed in the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Shiva Thapa is the third Indian to win gold at the Asian Games. As an Account Manager, he is currently employed with Midland Credit Management.
Since getting hurt and experiencing pain while participating in this sport is a serious issue, deciding to pursue boxing as a career is a challenging choice. Even a minor hit can result in a boxer's death because boxing is a lethal sport. Shiva, however, disregarded the sport's aftereffects in order to pursue his passion.
Shiva quickly ascended to success thanks to his hard work and perseverance. He was the nation's youngest boxer to take the stage at the Summer Olympics. When Shiva was just 18 years old, he made his Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games (56 kg Bantamweight division). But in the opening round, Oscar Valdez Fierro of Mexico upset him 9-14.