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Kavinder Singh Bisht and Sanjeet Through to Quarters, Brijesh Yadav Ousted From World Boxing Championships

Kavinder Singh Bisht and Sanjeet moved into the quarter-finals as Brijesh Yadav bowed out with a loss to Turkey's Bayram Malkan at the World Boxing Championships.


Updated:September 15, 2019, 11:47 PM IST
Kavinder Singh Bisht and Sanjeet Through to Quarters, Brijesh Yadav Ousted From World Boxing Championships
Kavinder Singh Bisht at the World Boxing Championships (Photo Credit: BFI)

Ekaterinburg: Asian silver-medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals with hard-fought wins in the World Men's Boxing Championships here on Sunday.

While fifth-seeded Bisht edged past China's Chena Zhihao 3-2, Sanjeet defeated Scotland's Scott Forrest in an equally draining contest for a 4-1 verdict in his favour.

Bisht left his rival with a bloodied face before the judges ruled in his favour after an exhausting bout during which both the boxers managed to connect very few impactful punches.

Bisht will square off against Finland's Arslan Khataev in the round of 16.

Sanjeet, on the other hand, managed to salvage his position after a poor start against Forrest. The Indian, who was guilty of taking blows on counter-attack got his act together in the second and third rounds to nose ahead against the confident Scot.

The India Open gold-medallist is competing in his maiden World Championship.

Bisht, a 26-year-old Indian Air Force man, was a quarterfinalist in the 2017 Hamburg edition. However, he has entered the ongoing edition as one of the strongest contenders for a medal.

On Sunday, he stood out for his pace and endurance indicating a strong run in the marquee event.

However, there was a disappointment as well with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) bowing out in a split 1-4 verdict against Turkey's Bayram Malkan. The lack of aggressive intent in the first two rounds cost Yadav as his fine comeback in the final round proved too little too late.

Earlier, second seed and Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after claiming dominating wins in their respective second-round bouts.

The World Championship was meant to be an Olympic qualifier and features the revised eight weight categories (52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg) earmarked for Tokyo 2020, instead of the traditional 10 divisions.

However, the event was stripped of that status after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lost patience with the long-standing administrative mess in the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

The IOC took control of the Olympics qualification process, which will now start next year with the Asian qualifiers in February.

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