In Boxing, Indian pugilist Sachin Siwach in 54kg today defeated Moldova’s Serghei Novac comfortably to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing IBA Men’s World Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
He will now face top seed Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan in pre-quarters today. Naveen in 92kg went down 0-5 against Enmanuel Reyes of Spain.
Govind Sah in 48kg also suffered a 0-5 defeat against top seed Sakhil Alakhverdovi of Georgia. Deepak in 51kg, Nishant Dev in 71kg and Akash Sangwan in 67 kg will be in action in their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts today.
Deepak in 51kg will face Jiamao Zhang of China, while Nishant Dev will go up against Nidal Foqahaa of Palestine. Akash Sangwan will play against Kazakhstan’s Dulat Bekbauov.
The ongoing tournament is witnessing the participation of 538 boxers, including several Olympic medalists, from 107 countries. The tournament started on May 1 and will end on May 14.