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World Boxing Championships: Nishant Dev Shines, Advances to Pre-Quarterfinals

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Indian boxer Nishant Dev advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championships by defeating 2021 World Championships bronze medallist Sarkhan Aliyev of Azerbaijan with a flawless 5-0 victory on Wednesday. Nishant’s strength and technique, along with his strategy of attacking from a distance and landing a swift combination of punches, proved too much for Aliyev. By anticipating his opponent’s attacks and defending firmly, Nishant didn’t allow Aliyev to execute any successful attacks.

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In the last edition of the World Boxing Championships, Nishant had reached the quarter-finals, and he is now all set to face Lee Sangmin of South Korea in the pre-quarterfinals. This victory is a significant boost for Nishant, and he will be looking forward to carrying forward the momentum.

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On Thursday, four Indian pugilists will compete in their respective tournament openers. Govind Sahani (48kg), the 2022 Thailand Open champion, will take on Mehron Shafiev of Tajikistan, while Deepak Kumar (51kg), the 2019 Asian silver medallist, will face Luis Delgado of Ecuador. Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), the record six-time Asian medallist, who received a bye in the first round, will begin his campaign from the round-of-16 stage.

The ongoing tournament is featuring 538 boxers from 107 countries, including several Olympic medallists. Narender Berwal (+92kg) and Muhammad Abroridinov of Tajikistan, the bronze medallists of the 2022 Asian Championships, will also face each other after receiving byes in the first round.

Overall, the World Boxing Championships promises to be an exciting event, and Indian pugilists are ready to showcase their skills and bring glory to their country.

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