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Indian boxers enter pre-quarters at 2021 AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships

Indian boxers Narender and Rohit Mor enjoyed successful outings in their respective round-of-32 matches at the 2021 AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships in Belgrade.

Belgrade (Serbia): Indian boxers Narender and Rohit Mor enjoyed successful outings in their respective round-of-32 matches at the 2021 AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships in Belgrade.

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India’s Narender extended his winning run at the 2021 AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships in Belgrade to enter pre-quarterfinals in the men’s super heavyweight category on Thursday.

Narender defeated Sierra Leone’s Mohamed Kendeh in his round-of-32 match. The Indian dominated his African opponent to notch up a Referee Stop Contest (RSC) verdict.

Both the boxers started the game with a cautious approach and maintained the distance during the early part of the bout.

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However, the 26-year-old Indian hit some timely punches and took charge of the game. Having tilted the momentum to his side, Narender started the final round aggressively and landed some heavy blows which unsettled the opponent as the referees had to stop the contest and declare Narender as the winner.

Later in the night, Rohit Mor (57kg) outclassed Alen Rahmic of Bosnia and Herzegovina by a comfortable 5-0 margin in the men’s featherweight category. 

Rohit Mor, who hails from Delhi, impressed the critics and the judges with his superb footwork, lightning speed and almost flawless technique.

Alen Rahmic was forced to stay on the backfoot and focus on defence as the Indian rained accurate blows throughout the fight. The pugilist managed to land very few punches during the fight.

In the matches played late on Wednesday night, Govind Sahani registered an impressive 3-2 victory against Ecuador’s Ortiz Arias in an intensely fought 48kg opening round match.

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However, Lakshya Chahar (86kg) and Varinder Singh (60kg) ended their campaigns in the opening round.

first published:Oct. 29, 2021, 11:45 a.m.

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