CNN-IBN expert panel analyses India's dismal opening day at the Olympics and the prospects of Vijender's bout later in the day.
CNN-IBN's panel of sports experts reviews the performance of India on day one of the London Olympics 2012.
The 18-year-old Thapa was outpunched 9-14 in the much-anticipated bout.
Mary Kom will open her campaign against Polish boxer Karolina Michalczuk in women's boxing.
The Indian boxing contingent led by Vijender Singh will start their Olympic campaign on Saturday.
Thapa was trying his hand at athletics and football but watching Tyson on TV charmed him into taking up boxing.
Young boxers Vikas Krishnan (18) and Shiva Thapa (20) go to London Olympics with high hopes and may finish on the podium.
Boxing youth brigade Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh and Sumit Sangwan have raised India's hopes of an Olympic medal.
Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan says the wait has made him hungrier than ever.
As the Indian boxers are ready to pack a punch, CNN-IBN looks at how prepared they are to fetch India medals at the London Olympics.
Vijender is well aware of the expectations from him but would rather not think about those.
An unprecedented eight boxers - seven men and for the first time a woman - are headed to the British capital.
"Now that I have qualified, I am putting everything in my effort to win a medal," the Guwahati-born Shiva Thapa said.
Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan entered the second round of the third International Republic of Kazakhstan President's Cup.
The Olympic-bound trio of young Indian boxers spent their formative years under coach G Manoharan's guidance.
The 18-year-old is the youngest Indian boxer ever to qualify for the London Olympics.
Shiva defeated Syria's Wessam Salamana to clinch his second successive senior international gold medal.
Sumit Sangwan became the seventh Indian to qualify when he beat Almatdault from Jordan.
Five Indian boxers are gearing up for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers semi-finals in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
After beating Petchkoom, the teen sensation is now just one win away from the London Olympics.