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Boxing World C'ship: Akash, Sachin bow out, three Indians in quarters

Three Indians remain in the Men's Boxing World Championships with Sachin and Akash bowing out in pre-quarters.

Boxing World Cship: Akash, Sachin bow out, three Indians in quarters

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 9 May 2023 4:07 PM GMT

Akash Sangwan (67 kg) and Sachin Siwach (54kg) bowed out of the tournament after facing defeats in their respective pre-quarterfinal matches.

Akash Sangwan (67 kg) went down 0-5 against Kazakhstan's Dulat Bekbauov. The Indian pugilist had a slow start and grew into the game with every round but in the end, it wasn't enough for the judges to give decisions in his favor as Bekbauov registered a unanimous 5-0 win.

On the other hand, Sachin Siwach (54kg) also suffered a 0-5 defeat in his round of 16 bout. Going against top seed Kazakhstan's Makhmud Sabyrkhan, Sachin started brightly as he landed heavy punches on his opponent in the first round. After an even second round, the bout went down to the wire in the last round where Sabyrkhan showed his experience to get the better of the Indian boxer and won the bout.

Earlier today, Playing against Jiamao Zhang of China in the pre-quarterfinal, Deepak controlled the bout right from the start and ended up winning it by a 5-0 unanimous decision.

Deepak had a measure of his opponent and called the shots in the first round with his Swift movement and accurate punches.

He went into defensive mode at the start of the second round and used his counter-attacking game to strike some heavy left hooks on his opponent. In the third round, Deepak was on his toes as Zhang tried to be more aggressive with a combination of punches. However, the Indian pugilist was too quick for his rival and comfortably won the bout.

On the other hand, Nishant Dev registered a win by RSC in the first round against Nidal Foqahaa of Palestine. Foqahaa used his height advantage to put Nishant Dev in the corner before the Indian pugilist used a combination of heavy punches on his opponent which forced the referee to stop the contest.

With the losses of Sachin and Akash, three Indian remain in the tournament- Md Hussamuddin (57 kg), Deepak Bhoria (51 kg), and Nishant Dev (71 kg).

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