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2nd World Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament 2024: Abhimanyu Loura & Sachin Siwach start India's campaign with wins

Published at :May 25, 2024 at 4:04 PM
Modified at :May 25, 2024 at 4:04 PM
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Abhimanyu Loura is also a National championship bronze medalist.

National championships bronze medallist Abhimanyu Loura displayed his never say die attitude to pack-off Bulgaria’s Kristiyan Nikolov in a thrilling first round clash in the 80kg category in the 2nd Boxing World Qualifiers for Paris Olympics in Bangkok on Saturday.

Abhimanyu Loura started slow as the 10-time Bulgarian National Champion took an upper hand in the opening round.

But Abhimanyu Loura quickly switched gears and went on the offensive in the second round and earned the bragging rights for the round with four of the five judges voting in favour of him.

Abhimanyu Loura continued the flurry of punches in the third and final round too, to finally clinch the bout 3-0 and ensure two wins out of two for the Indian contingent in Bangkok.

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Earlier, it was Sachin Siwach who had opened India’s account with a win in the 57kg category against Alex Mukuka of New Zealand on Friday.

India has fielded seven men and three women in the 2nd world qualifiers and Abhinash Jamwal (63.5kg) and Nishant Dev (71kg) will take the ring on Sunday for the first time.

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Jamwal faces Andriejus Lavrenovas of Lithuania in his opening bout while Nishant takes on Amando Bighafa of Guinea-Bissau.

Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti (54kg), and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) have already secured their spots for Paris through their performances at the Asian Games.

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