Sachin Siwach cruised to the Pre-Quarterfinals in his maiden IBA World Boxing Championships Campaign. The 2021 World Youth Championships winner made an impressive start to his maiden IBA World Boxing Championships campaign with a commanding victory over Serghei Novac of Moldova in the bantamweight round of 32.
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Siwach’s technical prowess was on full display as he relied on his height and long reach to land a flurry of punches, including a combination of a straight jab, a left, and a right hook. His defence was as strong as his attack, and he ducked his opponent’s punches across the ring to claim a comprehensive 5-0 unanimous decision win.
Siwach will now clash against 2021 World Championships silver medallist Makhmud Sabyrkhan for a spot in the quarterfinals. However, it was curtains for Govind Sahani and Naveen Kumar, who bowed out of the competition after losing their respective bouts by unanimous verdicts.
Sahani was up against top seed and World Championships bronze medallist Sakhil Alakhverdovi of Georgia in a high-paced bout, where he threw a lot of punches but struggled to connect his blows. Similarly, 2021 World Championships bronze medallist Emmanuel Reyes, who got a standing count in the very first round, outplayed Naveen.