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Boxing World Qualifiers: Arundhati Choudhary Advances, Berwal Secures Knockout

National champion Arundhati Choudhary recorded a convincing triumph in the 66kg weight category to reach the pre-quarter-finals while Narender Berwal lost in the +92kg category by a 3:2 verdict in the Boxing World Olympics Qualifiers in Bangkok on Wednesday. Choudhary commenced her campaign with a precise Round 1 performance against Stephanie Pieneiro of Puerto Rico. […]

Boxing World Qualifiers: Arundhati Choudhary Advances, Berwal Secures Knockout
Boxing World Qualifiers: Arundhati Choudhary Advances, Berwal Secures Knockout

National champion Arundhati Choudhary recorded a convincing triumph in the 66kg weight category to reach the pre-quarter-finals while Narender Berwal lost in the +92kg category by a 3:2 verdict in the Boxing World Olympics Qualifiers in Bangkok on Wednesday.

Choudhary commenced her campaign with a precise Round 1 performance against Stephanie Pieneiro of Puerto Rico. In Round 2, she adopted a slightly cautious approach to solidify her position before once again asserting dominance in the subsequent round, resulting in a unanimous 5:0 verdict in her favour.

Subsequently, Berwal displayed resilience against Ecuador’s Gerlon Gilmar Congo Chala, but fell short of progressing to the next round. Despite starting slowly in Round 1, the 2022 Asian Games bronze medalist was compelled to play catch-up. He managed to impress three out of five judges with his punches in Rounds 2 and 3 of the Round of 32 bout. However, despite his efforts, he was unable to overcome the overall deficit.

In the evening session, Ankushita Boro will face Rimma Volossenko of Kazakhstan in the 60kg pre-quarters while Nishant Dev (71kg) will be up against Thailand’s Peerapat Yeasungnoen to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.
Earlier on Tuesday, India’s Nishant Dev outpunched and outclassed his Mongolian opponent Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdeneto in just over two minutes to advance to the 71kg pre-quarterfinals.

Unfortunately, Abhinash Jamwal was unlucky to be eliminated in the 63.5kg category.

Nishant initiated the bout with a rapid succession of punches against Mongolia’s Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdeneto, resulting in a standing count within the first minute. Another combination, featuring a jab and cross hook, prompted another standing count, leading to the Referee Stopping the Contest (RSC) with 58 seconds remaining in Round 1.

Jamwal displayed determination after narrowly losing the initial round against Colombia’s Jose Manuel Viafara Fory. He notably dominated the third and final round, resulting in a tie on points from all five judges. Following the regulations, the judges were tasked with reassessing the performances to determine the victor. After a lengthy deliberation, all judges ultimately favored Fory, sealing a final score of 5:0 for the Colombian.

Similarly, Sachin Siwach commenced his match aggressively, aiming to land numerous punches on Frederik Jensen of Denmark, thereby securing an advantage in Round 1. His confidence surged as the match progressed, earning unanimous verdicts from all five judges in Rounds 2 and 3, ultimately securing victory with a 5-0 decision.

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