Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani qualify for the finals while two other Indian boxers settle for Olympic test event bronze


The World Boxing Championships have been kind to India as Shiva Thapa advanced to the 63kg final after beating Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict. Pooja Rani also qualified to the finals but however Nikhat Zareen(51kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg) lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals.

Narimatsu has been a 4-time Asian champion and was a favourite for the bout but Shiva Thapa proved superior in this all important semi finals clash.

Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan(91kg), Ashish (69kg), and Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) are yet to fight their semi final bouts.