2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg) continued his rich form and stormed into the quarter finals at the 5th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championships at the Inspire Institute of Sports in Bellary, Karnataka on Saturday. Defending Champion Hussamuddin, who is representing Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) was up against Chhattisgarh’s Sahil in the pre-quarter final. Playing from a distance, Hussamuddin displayed smart and mature boxing and landed a lot of punches to secure a unanimous 5-0 win. He will face Rushikesh Goud of Maharashtra tomorrow.
In the other round of 16 match in the 57kg category, Haryana’s Sachin was up against Manipur’s Jobison Yengkokpam. 2021 World Youth Champion Sachin, who caused a huge upset yesterday by defeating World Championship medallist Gaurav Bidhuri made lightwork of his opponent and comfortably won 5-0 to book his spot in the quarters.
Meanwhile, Goa’s Roshan Zamir (54kg) defeated Suraj Bhan Singh of Rajasthan 3-2 in one of the closest bouts of the day that saw a lot of attacking intent but the former claimed the victory after a dominant last round.
Rajasthan’s Bhim Pratap Singh (51kg) and Delhi’s Rohit Mor (57kg) progressed into the quarter-finals with identical 5-0 victories on the fourth day of the Championships. In the 60kg match, Tripura’s Parvinder Poonia beat Prabhu Murali of Tamil Nadu 5-0.
Chandigarh’s Aman (67 kg) and Sachin (71kg) impressed everyone with their attacking boxing as both of them claimed Referee stopped the contest (RSC) wins in the second round and sailed into the quarters. Aman defeated Orissa’s SR Sahoo and Sachin got the better of Uttarakhand’s Devender Singh.
The gold medallist of the ongoing championships, which will go on till September 21, will earn themselves a berth in the upcoming 2021 AIBA Elite Men’s World Boxing Championships which is scheduled in Belgrade, Serbia from October 24 to November 6.