CWG 2022, India Boxing LIVE Day 1: Shiva Thapa begins CWG 2022 campaign with victory, defeats Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch to move to last-16

CWG 2022: India Boxing Schedule Day 1: Shiva Thapa vs Suleman Baloch LIVE: India’s big mdal hope in boxing, began his Commonwealth…

CWG 2022, India Boxing Schedule Day 1: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu among others in action on Friday at Commonwealth Games
CWG 2022, India Boxing Schedule Day 1: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu among others in action on Friday at Commonwealth Games

CWG 2022: India Boxing Schedule Day 1: Shiva Thapa vs Suleman Baloch LIVE: India’s big mdal hope in boxing, began his Commonwealth Games campaign on a rousing note by defeating Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch in the first round of the 63.5kg category on Friday. The 28-year-old Thapa hardly broke a sweat as he registered a comprehensive 5-0 win over Baloch to move to the pre-quarterfinals of the light welterweight. Follow CWG live updates with InsideSport.IN

CWG 2022, India Boxing LIVE Day 1: Shiva Thapa begins CWG 2022 campaign with victory, defeats Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch to move to last-16

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Thapa, five-time Asian Championship medallist, was technically far superior to Baloch and landed a flurry of sharp punches on his opponent. The former world championship bronze medallist also defended well as he danced around the ring with ease. At one point, Baloch lunged forward to punch the Indian but Thapa effortlessly moved out of the way as the Pakistan boxer fell on the canvas.

As the competition moves ahead,  there is a host number of boxers in the fray in both the men and women’s competition. Shiva Thapa has now got them off to a winning start and it would serve as a motivation to the other Indian boxers who would begin their campaign later in the day.

CWG 2022, India Boxing Schedule Day 1: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu among others in action on Friday at Commonwealth Games
CWG 2022, India Boxing Schedule Day 1: Shiva Thapa, Sumit Kundu among others in action on Friday at Commonwealth Games

Thapa, who is a 2015 World bronze medallist did not feature in the Olympics, and it should act as a motivation to help him do well throughout the Games in Birmingham.

With boxing bouts being knockout rounds, it is imperative for all boxers to give their best in all the matches. A small mistake here for there could mean exiting the competition early with a heartbreak.

CWG 2022, India Boxing LIVE Day 1: Shiva Thapa begins CWG 2022 campaign with victory, defeats Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch to move to last-16

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